Restricted Burning Period commencing 1 April 2023

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2023 at 9:17:33 AM

The Restricted Burning Period will commence across the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale on Saturday, 1 April 2023.

This will mark the end of the Prohibited Burning Period, with neighbouring local government areas including the City of Armadale, City of Gosnells and City of Kalamunda also entering the Restricted Burning Period at this time.

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The decision to commence the Restricted Burning Period was made following a review of the 28-day rain forecast, with conditions allowing for the period to be brought into effect.

During this time, residents can legally burn off garden refuse piles sized at a maximum one cubic metre without a permit. These burns must take place between the hours of 6pm – 11pm and must be fully extinguished before midnight.

The Restricted Burning Period will be in place until 1 June 2023 (subject to seasonal changes).

Burning garden waste during the Restricted period? Here are some things you should keep in mind:

  • You can NOT burn on Sundays and Public Holidays.
  • You can only burn one pile of garden waste at a time, otherwise you will require a permit from your local Fire Control Officer.
  • Each pile must not be bigger than one cubic metre. 
  • Clear three metres around the edge of your pile and ensure it is well clear of trees, power lines, fences and buildings.
  • The burn can only be lit after 6pm. You can add waste to your burn up until 11pm (it can not exceed one cubic metre at any time). The burn needs to be completely out before midnight.
  • Be a good neighbour – let the people living near you know 72 hours before you burn.
  • Only burn dry garden waste from your land, no building materials, household goods, plastic, pallets or cardboard. Don’t use any type of accelerant.
  • Stay and attend to your burn until it is extinguished. Ensure you have an adequate water supply and suitable tools handy (rakes and shovels) to control any possible spot fires

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