Restricted Burning Season Commences Today 1 Nov

Published on Wednesday, 1 November 2023 at 9:00:00 AM

Unrestricted Burning Season is over.
The Shire of Denmark has now entered the RESTRICTED Burning Period. This means you MUST have a permit to burn until December 15 which is the commencement of the Prohibited Burning Period.
It's critical to remember that at no time during the year can you light a fire on a HIGH fire danger rating day.
You can get this information, as well as information about Total Fire Bans, prescribed burns, emergencies and more at
If you need to obtain a permit to burn during the Restricted Burning Period, the key things you need to do are as follows:
1. Contact your local fire control officer (FCO) (allow a day or two prior to burning for approval)
2. If your permit is approved, notify your neighbours and have a second person to assist you.
3. Ensure you have water available to the area you are burning.
4. 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.
5. 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 the DFES site for registered burns.
6. Remember, permits to burn are issued under STRICT CONDITIONS as listed on the permit and may be revoked at the discretion of authorities.
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DON'T FORGET: It's time to make or review your Bushfire Plan. Visit or contact Bushfire Ready Denmark

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