2022 Unrestricted Burning Period Has Now Ended

Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2022 at 9:29:29 AM

As of TODAY Tuesday 22 November, we have entered the RESTRICTED BURNING PERIOD. 

This means permits will be required to conduct any burning activity until Thursday 15 December which is the commencement of the Prohibited Burning Period.

Now is the time to have your Bushfire Plan prepared or reviewed. Visit https://mybushfireplan.wa.gov.au/ today.

If you need to undertake a burn during the Restricted Burning Period, the key things you need to do are as follows:

  • Contact your local Fire Control Officer (FCO) to request a permit to burn.
  • Allow a day or two prior to burning, to obtain a permit. 
  • If your permit is approved, notify your neighbours and have a second person on hand to assist you.
  • Ensure you have water available to the area you are burning. 
  • If you feel the fire is getting away from you, call 000. Fire brigades should be called to respond sooner rather than later - your safety, and the safety of others, is most important.
  • Register your burn with DFES by calling 9395 9209. This will mean that if smoke from your burn is reported, all agencies (Shire Fire Chief, DBCA, their spotter plane) can refer to Emergency WA for registered burns.

Remember, Permits to Burn are issued under STRICT CONDITIONS as listed on the permit and may be revoked at the discretion of authorities.

For more information, please visit: www.denmark.wa.gov.au/burning-information

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