Fire Control and Emergency Contacts

Fire Control Officer and Volunteer Fire Brigades

In accordance with the Bush Fires Act 1954, S.38 2A, the Shire of Harvey has declared the following persons to be authorised Bush Fire Control officers for the period of 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024:

  • Chief Bush Fire Control Officer: Wayne Jackson  – 0448 086 672
  • Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (South): Michael Papalia – 0439 922 606
  • Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (North): Vaughn Byrd – 0404 800 302

Fire Control Officers

Contact a Fire Control Officer for a burning permit between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Only 48 hours’ notice is required prior to burning. Find out more about permits to burn.

AreaArea Fire Control OfficerContact details
Australind TownsiteMichael Papalia0439 922 606
Australind, Leschenault, Parkfield and WellesleyMichael Papalia0439 922 606
Binningup, Parkfield and WellesleyWayne Jackson0418 940 929
MyalupWayne Jackson0418 940 929
Hoffman and YarloopTracy Osborn0457 088 073
UducKevin Prowse0418 921 811
Brunswick TownMax Van Weert0438 974 107
Olive Hill, Brunswick, Roelands and BeelaMax Van Weert0438 974 107
Harvey Hills/Benger/ Harvey TownsiteVaughn Byrd0404 800 302
Cookernup and HoffmanJayden Marinelli0402 175 047

Shire Officers
  • Nicole Beauclarke, Waste and Community Safety Support Officer - 9729 0344
  • Andrew Church, Coordinator Ranger Services - 9729 0350


For Ranger Services during office hours, please call 9729 0333. After office hours, please contact a duty Ranger on 9729 0300 . Please note Rangers do not issue permits for burning.

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades

There are eight Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (VBFB), two State Emergency Services (SES) and three Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) operating within the Shire.

If you require assistance with the burning/hazard reduction of your property, contact the following:

Brigade/ServiceNameContact details
Binningup Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeDario Nandapi0429 201 534
Brunswick Fire and Rescue ServiceColin Keys0456 111 175
Cookernup Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeKerry Argent0428 282 830
Eaton/Australind Fire and Rescue ServiceMatthew Stoltenbarg0456 957 281
Harvey Fire and Rescue ServiceScott Britza0409 015 047
Harvey Hills Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeSteve Watt0477 413 464
Leschenault Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeMichael Papalia0439 922 606
Myalup Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadePaul Reynolds0406 063 464
Olive Hills/Roelands Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeMax Van Weert0438 974 107
Uduc Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeAndrew Mapstone0428 292 609
Yarloop Volunteer Bush Fire BrigadeMatthew Anzellino0437 411 614

Emergency Services Volunteering

Volunteers are an imperative part of protecting our communities.

If volunteering is of interest to you please contact your local brigade or unit. 

Many of the volunteers mention how it has been a great way to meet other community members and assist in building resilience within the community. 

Life threatening emergency

For all life-threatening emergencies please call 000.

When you call, remember to:

  • Stay focused
  • Stay relevant
  • Stay on the line.

Emergencies that are not life threatening

More information and contacts

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