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.

  • Restricted Period:  2 November 2021 - 14 December 2021 (burning with permit only).
  • Prohibited Period: 15 December 2021 to 14 March 2022. There is strictly no burning accepted during this period.
  • Restricted Period: 15 March 2022 to 15 May 2022 (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: 16 May 2022 to 1 November 2022 – 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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