Bush Fire Control

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods

19th September  to 31st October  RESTRICTED (permit required)

1st November  to 20th February  PROHIBITED

21st February  to 31st March  RESTRICTED (permit required)

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods may be extended at the discretion of the Council, and/or Chief Bush Fire Control Officer. Please check with your Fire Control Officer to ascertain whether a Fire Permit is required before burning.

Hazard Reduction

Hazard Reduction Guidelines

Lighting Fires

Fire Danger Rating

Fire Danger Ratings (FDR) are issued daily and describe the potential level of danger should a bushfire start. They provide important information so you can take action to protect yourself and others from the potentially dangerous impacts of a bushfire.

Launching on 1 September 2022, the Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) is a new, nationally consistent FDR system that features four simplified rating levels to more accurately reflect fire danger conditions and provide you with clear messages of what to do at each level.

The rating is your prompt to take action to stay safe. You need to stay informed and know what the FDR is for your area each day.

For more information on the new Fire Danger Rating click the link below

DFES Fire Danger Rating

When and Where to Obtain Permits

Burning Permits can be obtained from the Shire Office. The issuing officer will apply certain conditions to the permit that must be strictly adhered to at all times.

Permits are required:

  • For burning bush and grass at any time between the specified times in the Prohibited and Restricted Burning Time Schedule,
  • For burning small heaps of garden refuse OUTSIDE the hours of 6.00pm and 11.00pm during the same dates as above.

Advice is Available

Further advice on how to make your home fire safe, when and how to burn off is available from the Shire Office, your local Bush Fire Control Officer or by contacting DFES. If you have any questions contact them. The safety of your whole community is at stake.

Contact Numbers

Bush Fire Permits

No permits shall be issued to set fire to the bush during the prohibited burning period, except for reasons as specified under the Bush Fires Act 1954.

During the restricted burning period, a Fire Permit can be obtained from the Shire of Mukinbudin Administration Office.

Harvest & Movement of Vehicle Bans

Various Fire Control Officers, and Executive Officers of the Shire of Mukinbudin are authorised to impose Harvest & Movement of Vehicle Bans during High Fire Risk periods. Phone 08 9047 2100 for more information or contact your local Fire Control Officer. An automatic ban is placed on Christmas Day and New Years Day and when a bushfire is burning within the Shire.

Harvest Ban SMS

We can send an SMS message to your mobile phone to inform you of harvest bans within the Shire.

This is a quick and effective way of getting the most up to date information to you and will assist in reducing delays experienced by most farmers as they make numerous calls to get the latest update on times etc.

If you would like to be on our 'SMS List' please contact Shire Administration 08 9047 2100 or admin@mukinbudin.wa.gov.au with your name and number.

Please note: This information will be kept private and will be for use by the Shire of Mukinbudin only. Your details will be used solely for the relaying of Shire information. In the event of an emergency we may use this service to notify you. There is no charge for this service.

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer: Andrew Sprigg, 0417 987 971