When can I burn?

Please note: The unrestricted burning period commenced on 1 June 2019.

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.

1m by 1m garden refuse 6pm to 11pm

Wood and solid fuel barbecue

Grass, paddock, bonfire, bush

Restricted Burning Period

1 October to 30 November**

Allowed

In accordance with conditions listed on pages 26 to 31 of the Firebreak Notice Booklet.

Allowed

In accordance with conditions listed on pages 26 to 31 of the Firebreak Notice Booklet.

Permit Required

Contact your local Fire Control Officer.

Prohibited Burning Period

1 December to 31 March**

Prohibited

Allowed

In accordance with conditions listed on pages 26 to 31 of the Firebreak Notice Booklet.

Prohibited

Restricted Burning Period

1 April to 31 May**

Allowed

In accordance with conditions listed on pages 26 to 31 of the Firebreak Notice Booklet.

Allowed

In accordance with conditions listed on pages 26 to 31 of the Firebreak Notice Booklet.

Permit Required

Contact your local Fire Control Officer.

Unrestricted burning period
(burning is allowed on any day)

June - September**

Allowed 

There are no fire restrictions on burning; however, if the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above and/or a Total Fire Ban has been put in place then no burning is permitted. It is your legal responsibility to check prior to undertaking any burn. Health legislation is also still applicable.

Allowed

Allowed

**Subject to seasonal changes. Please check with Council.

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 2020. 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.