Lighting Fires

Fire Danger

The lighting of fires, including solid fuel barbecues and incinerators, is STRICLY PROHIBITED on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

Bush and Grass on Any Land

Burning of bush and grass is totally prohibited between the 1st November and the 14th February. For all other fires, permits are required as explained in WHEN AND WHERE TO OBTAIN PERMITS below.

When and Where to Obtain Permits

Burning Permits can be obtained from the Shire office or from your local Permit Issuing Officer if you live in other areas of the Shire. The issuing officer will apply certain conditions to the permit that must be strictly adhered to at all times.

Permits are required:

1.For burning bush and grass at any time between the specified times in the Prohibited and Restricted Burning Times Schedule,

2.For burning small heaps of garden refuse OUTSIDE the hours of 6.00pm and 11.00pm during the same dates as above.

3. People that obtain a permit are required to notify the Shire prior to burning.

Advice is Available

Further advice on how to make your home fire safe, when and how to burn off is available from the Shire Office, your local Bush Fire Control Officer or by contacting DFES. If you have any questions contact them. The safety of your whole community is at stake.

Contact Numbers

DFES Midwest Gascoyne District Office - 9964 0777

Ranger Leeman - 0428 521 106

Police Leeman - 9953 0400

Ambulance Leeman - 9953 1111

Administration Office Leeman - 9953 1388

Administration Office Coorow - 9952 0100

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