Permits and Burning information
RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED BURNING PERIOD
The below dates may change due to seasonal fire conditions in which case details will be published in the local newspaper. Burning on Sundays and public holidays during the restricted fire season is prohibited
BURNING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FROM
2 November to 14 December inclusive
1 March to 12 May inclusive
15 December to 28 February inclusive
(ALL FIRES PROHIBITED)
- Permits to burn are required for the whole of the restricted periods and can only be obtained from the Fire Control Officer for your area.
- Permits are to be obtained before burning commences (the permit holder must be in possession of the permit during the burn).
- Any special conditions imposed by the Fire Control Officer when issuing permits must be strictly adhered to.
Garden Refuse Urban Areas: No garden refuse is permitted to be burnt on the ground, in the open air or in an outdoor incinerator within the urban areas of Busselton and Dunsborough town sites at any time of the year.
FIRE PERMIT APPLICATION
Before you call a Fire Control Officer ensure you have the following information
- Who will be the three able bodied persons in attendance at all times whilst the fire is alight including contact phone number?
- What is the address of the property for which the permit applies?
- What fire fighting equipment and resources will you have at the fire front and is it in good working order?
- What is the size of burn to take place?
- Are there firebreaks installed and can a fire unit get access to the area?
- What material are you burning? Is it dry? Are there any plastics, tyres, treated posts or woods in the piles or area to be burnt? If so, remove them to a safe place.
- Ensure you give 72 hours notice to the Fire Control Officer first
FIRE PERMIT HOLDER TO NOTIFY OF INTENTION TO BURN
The permit holder shall notify his/her intentions to burn to:
- The City on the day when the burning is to take place (phone (08) 9781 0444). Weekend burning must be notified by Friday at 4.00pm.
- The owner or occupier of adjoining land.
The period of notice required shall not be more than 28 days or less than 4 days unless the notice is given verbally in which case the minimum period of notice may be determined by mutual agreement.
- Department of Parks and Wildlife if the land is situated within 3 kilometres of state forest land or if adjacent to a national park (phone (08) 9752 5555).
AS A LANDOWNER YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO MANAGE YOUR PROPERTY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A BUSHFIRE! YOU ARE ALSO RESTRICTED FROM BURNING OFF OR OTHERWISE LIGHTING FIRES AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY
Do not hesitate to contact the Ranger and Emergency Services on (08) 9781 0444 if you require further clarification of the above information.