Permits to burn are required for the restricted burning period and must be obtained from the Bush Fire Control Officer.
For up to date information regarding Total Fire Bans and community warnings about emergencies visit Emergency WA.
There are resources available to help the community prepare for severe weather in winter.
The Shire of Harvey is encouraging residents to become familiar with official storm advice in preparation for winter. Storms can involve damaging winds, flash flooding, lightning and hail, which can cause damage to homes, cars, roads and vegetation, as well as disrupting essential services like electricity, water and gas. When a storm is 24 hours away, DFES recommends:
When a storm is 6 to 24 hours away, DFES recommends:
When a storm is less than 6 hours away, DFES recommends:
More information about preparing for a storm can be found on the DFES website.
Staying informed during a storm:
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.