Bushfires and Fire Control
Information on Firebreaks, Fuel Hazard Reduction and what you need to do to prevent and prepare for emergencies.
Variation to Firebreak Orders
For further information on Variation to Firebreak Orders, refer to pages 20 to 22 of the Shire's current Firebreak Notice.
To apply for a variation please call 9526 1111 and request a Variation to Firebreak Order Kit or fill out the request form below and return it to the Shire.
Bushfire Management Plans
If your property has a bushfire management plan approved as part of a subdivision or planning application, there may be additional firebreak and fuel hazard reduction requirements. Further information on bushfire management plans can be found below.
Fuel Hazard Reduction
Hazard Reduction Burning and Permits
There are legal requirements for hazard reduction burning depending on the time of year and type of burning taking place. This may include the requirement to obtain a permit from your local Fire Control Officer, notify certain persons or to abide by specific conditions. To find out the current burning period, please refer to the Key Dates section.
- Mitigation - Template - Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Prescribed Burning Guidelines (1.1 MB, pdf )
Application for Shire Verge Burning
Fire Danger Ratings, Total Fire Bans and Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans
Preparing Your Property and Family for Emergencies
5 minute fire chat
DFES has a range of resources available to assist in preparing your property and family for bushfires.
The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:
- When will you know to leave?
- Where will you go?
- Which way will you go?
Be a mate to 8
Be a mate to 8 of your neighbours. Print off the 'Be a mate to 8' poster, fill in your neighbours details and make sure you have it somewhere handy for use in an emergency.