Firebreak Order and Fire Bans

What are firebreaks?

Firebreaks isolate separate areas of land by wide strips designed to reduce or halt the progression of fire in bush, paddocks forest or vacant land.

To find out the requirements on required firebreaks refer to the brochure below.

Firebreaks and hazard reduction requirements

Fire prevention measures must be completed on all properties (including residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land) on or before 30 November to reduce the risk of fires during the bushfire season. Winter time is a perfect time to prepare your property for the upcoming season. Firebreaks and hazards must be maintained until 26 April.

Firebreak contractors are listed in the document below.

Firebreak inspections

Shire Rangers commence property and firebreak inspections on the 1 December each year to ensure they comply with the Shire’s Firebreak order.  Those property owners that do not comply may be infringed or hazard reduction work may be carried out by the Shire of Harvey at the property owner’s expense.

Current fire bans

For all up to date information regarding Harvey and Vehicle Movement Bans, community warnings about emergencies go to the Emergency WA website.

Updated information is also available on the ABC Radio.

More information and contacts

For more information about bushfire mitigation, please contact us.

Related legislation

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