Burning Periods and Fire Danger Ratings

The Shire of Nannup has extended the Prohibited Burning Period until Midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2024. During this time, lighting a fire is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and is an offence under the Bushfire Act 1954. This includes campfire and fire pits for camping and cooking. Pizza ovens and solid fuel BBQs are only allowed when fire danger rating is moderate or below. Check Emergency WA for the current fire danger rating (https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/#firedangerratings)

During bushfire season, the responsible thing to do is to monitor the daily fire danger rating and tune in to your local ABC radio to stay up-to-date with any emergency warnings. If you see smoke during the Prohibited Burning Period, check Emergency WA (www.emergency.wa.gov.au) for prescribed burning activities which may be undertaken by DBCA. 

Prohibited Burning Period Extension 30 April 2024

Please click here to see the extension notice. 

Burning Times*

3 November to 17 December  18 December to 29 February  1 March to 14 May

* Burning times: Subject to change at short notice due to variable weather conditions within the Southern Forests fire weather district. 

** Permit to Burn required.

Fires must always be attended, and you must have the ability and means to extinguish the fire close at hand.

Fire Danger Ratings and Bushfire Warning Systems

The Fire Danger Rating tells you how dangerous a fire would be if one started.

Ratings are forecast based on weather and other environmental conditions such as fuel load.

The ratings are:

  • Moderate
  • High
  • Extreme
  • Catastrophic

To view current fire danger ratings visit the Emergency WA website.

Tip: Insert your address (or suburb) into the 'Search Address' box.

Find out about the Australian Bushfire Warning System and how to prepare a bushfire plan.