Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban

Please be advised that a harvest and vehicle movement ban is in place from 12noon to 6pm Wednesday, 19 January 2022 and from Thursday, 20 January 2022 to Sunday, 23 January 2022 between the hours of 8am and 6pm inclusive, for the whole of the Shire of Harvey. Find out about harvest and vehicle movement bans

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Permit to Burn

Obtaining a permit to burn

Permits are required when lighting fires on your property in the Restricted Burning Period from 2 November 2021 - 14 December 2021 and  15 March to 15 May 2022. (Note, dates are subject to change.)

The prohibited burning period is from 15 December 2021 to 14 March 2022. (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

0419 989 660
Peter Simpson

Binningup, Parkfield and Wellesley

0419 989 660
Wayne Jackson Myalup0418 940 929
Darryl WilsonYarloop and Hoffman0499 406 393
Kevin ProwseUduc0418 921 811
Robert GeorgeBrunswick Town, Roelands and Olive Hill0417 173 553
Vaughn ByrdHarvey Hills 0404 800 302
Derek Everington Cookernup and Hoffman0448 197 723
Vaughn ByrdBenger0404 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.

 1m by 1m garden refuse 6pm to 11pm*Wood and solid fuel barbecueGrass, paddock, bonfire, bush
Restricted Period 
2 November - 14 December

Allowed
In accordance with conditions outlined below.

Allowed
In accordance with conditions outlined below.

Permit Required
Contact your local Fire Control Officer.

Prohibited Period
15 December to 14 March**

Prohibited

Allowed
In accordance with conditions outlined below.

Prohibited

Restricted Period 
15 March to 15 May**

Allowed
In accordance with conditions outlined below.

Allowed
In accordance with conditions outlined below.

Permit Required
Contact your local Fire Control Officer.

Unrestricted Period 
(burning is allowed on any day, at any time) 
16 May - 1 November**

Allowed
There are no fire restrictions on burning, however, if the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above and/or a Total Fire Ban has been put in place then no burning is permitted. It is your legal responsibility to check prior to undertaking any burn. Health legislation is also still applicable.
AllowedAllowed

*6pm - 11pm time restriction applies only during the restricted burning period. You may burn at any time during the unrestricted burning period. 

**Subject to seasonal changes. Please check with the Shire Administration Centre on 9729 0300 or the Shire’s website.

Prohibited and Restricted Burning Periods are declared by the Authority under section 17 and 18 respectively of the Bush Fires Act 1954.

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.

Find out more in the Firebreak Notice, contact your local Fire Control Officer or contact us.

When can I use my BBQ?

  • Electric BBQs - Anytime of the year, even during a Total Fire Ban.
  • Gas BBQs - Anytime of the year, even during a Total Fire Ban.
  • Solid fuel BBQs - Can’t be used when the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above or during a Total Fire Ban.

The Total Fire Ban includes all open air fires for cooking or camping. It also includes incinerators, welding, grinding, soldering or gas cutting.

Remember that during the prohibited burning period you need to have no flammable material within a 3m radius of your BBQ.

Guidance on burning

Burning your garden waste

During the restricted period

  • You can’t burn on Sundays and Public Holidays without a permit.
  • You can only burn one pile of garden waste at a time.
  • Each pile must not be bigger than 1 cubic metre. Clear 3 metres around the edge of your pile for safety.
  • The burn must be lit after 6pm. You can add waste to your burn until 11pm as long as the pile does not exceed 1 cubic metre at a time. The burn needs to be completely out before midnight.
  • Let the people living near you know 72 hours before you burn.
  • Stay and attend to your burn until it is extinguished. Ensure you have an adequate water supply.

What can’t I burn?

Do not burn anything that is toxic such as:

  • Plastics.
  • Accelerants.
  • Wooden pallets.
  • Asbestos.
  • Building materials. 
  • Household goods.

Things to consider before burning

  • Check the weather conditions (wind strength, the direction of the wind)
  • Ensure sufficient running water is close to hand.
  • Use metal fittings on your hoses if possible.
  • Consider the impact of smoke on others.
  • Keep the burn contained and controlled.
  • Make sure the burn is fully extinguished once it’s complete.
  • 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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