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Burning Information

Within the boundaries of Serpentine Jarrahdale there is abundant native vegetation, which makes many areas bush fire prone.  There is the need to restrict or prohibit the lighting of fires in the open air or restrict activities likely to cause a fire.

In the Shire, the restricted and prohibited burning periods are outlined below. These dates are subject to variation and alterations will be published in the local newspaper as well as below.

Current Burning Status

Period Starts Finishes Permits

Restricted Period

14 October

14 December

Permits Required

Prohibited Period

15 December

31 March

No Burning Permitted

Restricted Period

1 April

31 May

Permits Required

Subject to seasonal changes - check Burning Periods Notice for changes.

Prohibited and Restricted burning periods are declared by the Authority under section 17 and 18 respectively of the Bush Fires Act 1954.

The Restricted Burning Period commences on 1 April 2017. This period allows burning under specific conditions, contained on pages 23 to 31 of the Shire’s current Firebreak Notice.

To obtain further information read the Shire’s Firebreak Notice, contact your local Fire Control Officer or contact the Shire Office on 9526 1111.


Fire Bans

Total fire bans are declared because of extreme weather conditions or when widespread fires are seriously stretching resources.  When a total fire ban is declared it is illegal to do anything that is likely to start a fire.