Bush Fire Control

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods

19 September  to 31st October  RESTRICTED (permit required)

1 November  to 31st January  PROHIBITED

1st February  to 15th March  RESTRICTED (permit required)

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods may be extended at the discretion of the Council , and/or Chief Bush Fire Contol 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

The lighting of fires, including solid fuel barbecues and incinerators, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

Bush and Grass on Any Land

Burning of bush and grass is totally prohibited between the 1st November and the 1st February except for small heaps of garden refuse as described below. For all other fires, permits are required as explained in WHEN AND WHERE TO OBTAIN PERMITS below.

Garden Refuse and Rubbish

Small heaps (up to one cubic metre) of garden refuse may be burnt on the ground between 6.00pm and 11.00pm BUT ONLY AFTER a 5 metre wide fire break has been cleared around the fire and at least one able bodied person is in attendance AT ALL TIMES.

When and Where to Obtain Permits

Burning Permits can be obtained from the Shire Office or from your local Permit Issuing Officers if you live in other areas of the Shire. 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 .

Permits to Burn

Permit to Burn

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: Matt Silinger, 0428 961 210

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

Water Corporation - Bushfire Season Information

The Water Corporation is prepared for bushfire season however we cannot guarantee that water pressure or water supply will be maintained in the event of a bushfire.
We will always do all that we can to maintain supply however fire damaged infrastructure or a cut to power can result in a total loss of water.

If scheme water is available during a bushfire it is a bonus for property protection efforts, but it is not something that can be relied upon.

People who plan to stay and defend their property during a bushfire need to have their own independent water supply and pumping capability, and must not rely on the public water supply.

Full details about how to prepare for the bushfire season can be found on the DFES website.

DFES Fire Safety Information