Restricted burning commences 1 April

Updated 22 April 2021:

From Thursday 22 April, Shire of Mundaring will be allowing residents to obtain permits to burn for the burning of piles no larger than 4m x 4m in size ONLY.

You can still burn small piles after 6pm and during the day with a permit, as per these conditions.

  • 1sqm piles of garden refuse may be burnt without a permit between 6pm and 11pm and must be fully extinguished before midnight. Fully extinguished means no heat, smoke or steam and no white ash present where the fire was situated.

  • No more than ONE pile of garden refuse is to be burnt at any one time.

  • You must obtain a permit to burn before 6pm and follow all permit conditions.

  • There must be one adult person/s in attendance at all times or as specified on your permit. 

  • Permits will only be available to burn piles no larger the 4m x4m.

  • Where possible, notify neighbours prior to burning and call Department of Fire and Emergency Services Communications centre on 9395 9209 prior to ignition.

  • NO burning allowed with a permit, or after 6pm, if the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above.
For more information in obtaining your permit, please see the Permits page

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Residents in the Shire of Mundaring are advised that the Restricted Burning Period will commence on Thursday 1 April.

Due to unfavourable conditions, permits to burn will not be available until further notice.

Shire of Mundaring Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Throssell, said warm days, lower soil moisture content and drier fuels increased the likelihood for burns to lose control and escape.

"Typically, during a Restricted Burning period, property owners are allowed to burn during the day if they have a permit from their local brigade or the Shire, or burn small piles after 6pm," he said.

"However, as the Soil Dryness Index – a key indicator to bushfire behaviour – is of concern, and likely to remain high for several weeks, we will not be issuing permits until further notice."

Land owners may still burn after 6pm as per the following conditions:

  • 1sqm piles of garden refuse may be burnt without a permit between 6pm and 11pm and must be fully extinguished before midnight. Fully extinguished means no heat, smoke or steam and no white ash present where the fire was situated.

  • No more than ONE pile of garden refuse is to be burnt at any one time. There must be one adult person/s in attendance at all times.

  • Where possible, notify neighbours before burning and call the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Communications centre on 9395 9209 prior to ignition.

  • No burning of piles including after 6pm, or with a permit, on days where the Fire Danger Rating is Very High or above.

Mr Throssell encouraged property owners to burn according to the conditions to keep the community safe.

"The safety of our community is always front of mind," he said.

Mr Throssell added that his thoughts were extended to local residents and first responders who braved the traumatic Wooroloo bushfires in early February.

"The smell of smoke and the sound of sirens due to a re-ignited or out of control fire can easily make people feel uneasy after a recent experience," he said.

"Please consider others before lighting up. Where possible, plan to burn from 1 June, when conditions will have improved, making burning a lot safer."

For further advice on when you can burn, phone the Shire of Mundaring Fire and Burning Information line on 9290 6644.

Residents are also encouraged to subscribe to the Shire's free Bush Fire Safety Information SMS here.


29/03/2021
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