Burning Periods and Fire Danger Ratings

Current burning period

We are currently in a PROHIBITED BURNING period

All burning, including garden refuse is prohibited during this period.

No permits to burn will be available until at least April 2022. 

Fires and emergencies

For all fires and emergencies call 000.

Indicative burning periods (dates are subject to change)

Shire of Mundaring has three burning periods for the purposes of fire management. Burning period dates may be varied due to climate or weather conditions. Variations will be advertised here, in local newspapers and the Shire's Facebook page.

Prohibited Burning - December, January, February and March

All burning, including garden refuse is prohibited during this period.

Restricted Burning - April, May, October and November

A 1sqm pile of garden refuse may be burnt without a permit after 6pm. You must obtain a permit to burn before 6pm and follow permit conditions.

Burning Allowed - June, July, August and September

No permits required. exercise caution and manage smoke nuisance.

Fire Danger Ratings (Lower West Inland)

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

Ratings are forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology, based on weather and other environmental conditions such as fuel load.

  • Catastrophic - Leaving early is the safest option. Homes are not designed to withstand fires in catastrophic conditions.
  • Extreme, Severe - Leaving early is the safest option. Only consider staying if you are prepared to the highest level.
  • Low-Moderate, High, Very High - Keep yourself informed and be ready to act if necessary.

Shire of Mundaring’s fire weather district is LOWER WEST INLAND.

More information and contact

For more information on burning call the Fire and Burning Information line on 9290 6644.

Register for Bushfire SMS Notification

For all other fire related enquiries call 9290 6696 or email fse@mundaring.wa.gov.au