Prohibited and Restricted Burning
Restricted burning for the previous fire season finished on 30 April 2020. Please note that, although we are current in an open burning season, it is still critically important to conduct all burning activities responsibly. This includes:
- Only burning when weather conditions are favourable (avoiding hot, dry and windy conditions)
- Ensuring you have a suitable water supply to manage the fire should it grow out of control
- Supervising fires
- Maintaining firebreaks or clearing flammable material away from the edges of the planned fire
- Notifying your neighbours or local bushfire brigade where appropriate
This guide from DFES may also provide some helpful information.
As per our Fire Break Notice 2020/21, the next period of Restricted Burning will be from 17 September to 31 October. During this period, permits will be required.
Prohibited Burning runs from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021; during this time there is to be strictly no burning.
For queries or assistance with any controlled burning, contact Chief Bushfire Control Officer Murray Thomas on 0428 281 157 or the Shire on 08 9928 1102.