Fires and Emergencies

Restricted Burning Information


*Dates are subject to seasonal change. Any variation to these dates is made in consultation with the Chief Bushfire Control Officer and can be obtained from your area Fire Control Officer or the Shire Office.

Permits to burn are not currently required.

To obtain a permit during the Restricted Burning Period please contact the Fire Control Officer of your local brigade or the Shire of Nannup office on (08) 9756 1018.

RESTRICTEDPROHIBITEDRESTRICTED
6 November 2017
to
17 December 2017
18 December 2017
to
28 February 2018
1 March 2018
to
31 May 2018

Bushfire Brigade Contacts

DISTRICTFIRE CONTROL OFFICERCONTACT PHONE
Balingup Road Mark Scott 9756 0444
Carlotta Ian Wishart 9756 1165
Cundinup Gerald Brown 9756 2055
Darradup John Patman 9756 1514
East Nannup Vic Lorkiewicz 9756 1129
Nannup Brook Carey Curtis 0432 139 319
Nannup Townsite Rob Bootsma - CESM 9756 1018
North Nannup Paul Lamers 9756 1891
Peerabeelup John Gaunt 9776 2005
Scott River/Jasper John Dunnet 9758 2238

Click here to download the Fuel Hazard Reduction & Firebreak Notice.

Click here to download the Firebreak Variation Form.

Bush Fire Permit Conditions

  1. Permits to burn are required for the whole of the Restricted Burning Period and can only be obtained from your area Fire Control Officer.

  2. Any special Conditions imposed by the Fire Control Officer when issuing permits must be strictly adhered to.

  3. The permit holder shall give notice of his intention to burn to:
    • The Shire offices no later than on the day when the burning is taking place. Weekend burning must be notified by Friday at 4.00pm.
    • The owner or occupier of adjoining land.
    • The nearest Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions office, if the land is situated within 3km of State Forest (phone DBCA Kirup on (08) 9731 6232).

  4. PERIOD OF NOTICE to neighbours prior to burning cannot be more than 28 days or less than 4 days although lesser notice may be determined by mutual agreement of all neighbours.

  5. Your attention is drawn to items 5,6 and 7 printed on the back of the permit.

  6. All landowners and occupiers upon whose land a bushfire occurs have an obligation to assist each area Fire Control Officer to compile a Fire Report form.

Application for suspension of Prohibited Burning period 

DESCRIPTIONUNITCOST
Application for suspension of Prohibited Burning period Per application $485.00

These times are subject to variation. If you intend to burn, it is your responsibility to ensure that the burning is done legally and safely. Please check with your Fire Control Officer before commencing any burning.

Roadside Burning

Council fully supports road side burning by residents and brigades as long as the following policy guidelines are followed:

Policy BFC 2 Roadside Burning

  1. Authority to allow road-side burning on Council controlled road reserves shall rest with the area Fire Control Officer and the Chief Executive Officer, jointly,

  2. Initially, all requests for road-side burning should be directed to the area Fire Control Officer for the issue of permits, where appropriate,

  3. Fire Control Officers should then contact the Chief Executive Officer to obtain permission for the burn, and

  4. All necessary safety precautions are to be taken, including the placing of warning signs either end of the burn.

 Other important points to consider are:

  • notifying the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions,
  • notifying neighbours, 
  • raking around roadside trees to avoid them burning out and falling over the road,
  • smoke over roads which can create an extremely hazardous environment for road users,
  • requesting resource support from council which may be possible on occasions dependant on availability,
  • requesting brigade support to assist with the burn.

Fires and Emergencies

Major emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life and can come in many forms or types of hazard, including bushfire, flood, severe storm events and major road transport crashes.

In case of a fire emergency, please contact the following:

Rural Areas Bushfire Service - 000
Townsite Fire & Rescue - 000
State Forest & FPC Pine Plantations Kirup DBCA Office
9731 6232
WA Plantation Resources Plantations WAPRES 24hr Contact Centre
9777 2022

For more information on how to prepare your property for fires and other major emergencies contact:

Community Emergency Services Officer
Ph: 08 9756 1018
Mobile: 0429 318 763

Alternatively, you may submit an enquiry here.

Local Emergency Management Arrangements

Animal Welfare Plan

In 2013 in conjunction with community groups and individuals, the Animal Welfare Plan was established to assist with the management and wellbeing of animals during and after an emergency.

If you are interested in assisting, can provide transport or a fenced area for domestic animals to be sheltered, please print off the form and return to the Shire of Nannup front office.

For more information please contact Louise Stokes on 9756 1018 or Nancy Tang on 9756 0669.

Emergency Contacts and Resources Guide

Click Here.