Fires and Emergencies

Prohibited and Restricted Burning

Prohibited Burning Period 1st November to 31st January STRICTLY NO BURNING.

Restricted Burning Period 1st October to 31st October (amended from 17th September) and 1st February to 15th March PERMITS ARE REQUIRED.

On 27 March 2020 the FES Commissioner of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Gazetted the Bush Fire (Restricted Burning Times) Amendment Notice 2020 which places the State of WA (including the Shire of Mingenew) under Restricted Burning from 27 March 2020 to 30 April 2020. During this period PERMITS ARE REQUIRED.

For permits, contact Chief Bushfire Control Officer Murray Thomas on 0428 281 157 or the Shire on 08 9928 1102.



Penalty Rates

The penalty for failing to comply with this notice is a fine of up to $400. A person in default is also liable , whether prosecuted or not, to pay the cost of performing the work in this notice, if it is not carried out by the owner or Occupier by the date required by this notice.

Failure to maintain a firebreak as per firebreak order$250
Offence relating lighting a fire in the open air$250
Setting fire to bush during prohibited burning period$250


Permit Issuing Officers
Murray Thomas 9928 1122 | 0428 281 157
Nick Duane9972 6058 | 0429 726 058
Fire Weather Officers
Murray Thomas 9928 1122 | 0428 281 157

Local Emergency Management Arrangements

Local Emergency Management Arrangements

The Mingenew Local Emergency Management Committee and Council adopted the most recent Local Emergency Management Arrangements in October 2019.

Click the link to download the Shire’s current Local Emergency Management Arrangements – Local Emergency Management Arrangements 2019.