Permit to Burn

Obtaining a permit to burn

Permits are required when lighting fires on your property in the Restricted Burning Period from 15 March to 26 April 2021. (Note, dates are subject to change.)

The prohibited burning period is from 16 December to 14 March 2021. (Note, dates are subject to change.)

Permits can be obtained by contacting your local Fire Control Officer. Contacts details are provided below.

NameAreaContact details
Peter Simpson

Leschenault, Australind, Parkfield and Wellesley

Mobile: 0419 989 660
Mal Adams

Binningup, Parkfield and Wellesley

Mobile: 0447 000 834
Wayne Jackson MyalupMobile: 0418 940 929
Matthew AnzellinoYarloop and HoffmanMobile: 0437 411 614
Kevin ProwseUducMobile: 0418 921 811
Robert GeorgeBrunswick Town, Roelands and Olive HillMobile: 0417 173 553
Vaughn ByrdHarvey HillsMobile: 0404 800 302
Murray HooperCookernup and HoffmanMobile: 0435 224 912
Vaughn ByrdBengerMobile: 0404 800 302

Important notes:

  • Burning without a permit in the Restricted burning period may leave property owners open to receiving an infringement.
  • Please notify the Shire of your permit number (08) 9729 0300 at least 24 hours before you burn.

Restricted, Prohibited and Unrestricted Burning Periods

Important note: The dates below may be subject to change.

  • Prohibited Period: 16 December 2020 to 14 March 2021
    There is strictly no burning whatsoever is accepted within this time period
  • Restricted Period: 15 March 2021 to 26 April 2021 (burning with permit only).
  • Total Fire Ban: When a Total Fire Ban or a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has been declared it is illegal to carry out any activity that is likely to cause a fire. Find out more about total fire bans.
  • Unrestricted Period  – 27 April 2021 to 1 November 2021 – permits are not required. Burning of garden refuse, wood and solid fuel barbecues, grass and paddocks are allowed, unless a fire ban has been put in place.

Guidance on burning

What can’t I burn?

Do not burn anything that is toxic such as:

  • Plastics
  • Accelerants
  • Wooden pallets
  • Asbestos.

Things to consider before burning

  • Check the weather conditions (wind strength, the direction of the wind)
  • Advise adjoining neighbours you are going to burn
  • Ensure sufficient running water is close to hand
  • Use metal fittings on your hoses if possible
  • Do not leave the fire unattended.

Do not burn the road verge without written permission from the Shire. Please contact us to discuss.

If you are burning a large area, consider installing a firebreak around the area you intend to burn and ensure you have sufficient people/fire unit to hand, to assist you if required.

If the fire becomes uncontrollable call 000 immediately.

More information and contacts

For more information about permits to burn and burning off, please contact us.

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