Current burning period

We are entering a PROHIBITED BURNING period effective tomorrow, Thursday 1 December 2022 to 31 March 2023.

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

Fires and emergencies

For ALL fires and emergencies call 000.

Burning periods (indicative)

Important note: 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.

Unrestricted Burning - June, July, August and September

No permits required. exercise caution and manage smoke nuisance.

Fire Danger Ratings (Swan Inland North)

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

From September 2022, the Fire Danger Rating system changed to a new Australian Fire Danger Rating System backed up by a new Fire Behaviour Index across Australia.  

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

  • Moderate: Plan and prepare
  • High: Be ready to act 
  • Extreme: Take action now to protect life and property
  • Catastrophic: For your survival, leave bushfire risk areas.

There will be no rating level for days where no action is required. 

From 1 September, Shire of Mundaring’s fire weather district will fall under the Swan Inland North. The new weather district starts from the Kalamunda/Mundaring border and extends north finishing between Regans Ford and Red Gully.  

Visit DFES for more information.

DFES - Know your Fire Danger Rating

Total Fire Bans and Lake Leschenaultia

Total Fire Bans will be in place without the need for any formal declaration on days the rating is extreme and above.

Public access to Lake Leschenaultia is assessed on a regular basis during the summer to align with Fire Danger Ratings.

On days when the rating is extreme, the lake will be closed to the public but remain open to campers.

If the rating is catastrophic, the lake will be closed to the public and campers.

View Lake Closures

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

The issuing of Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans will remain the same until changes to legislation and a new grassland model and Fire Behaviour Index and Fire Danger Rating is determined.

The new ratings will also change how Fire Danger Ratings are referenced within the Bush Fires Act 1954, Bush Fires Regulations 1954 and Bush Fires (Infringements) Regulations 1978.

More information and contact

View the following pages for more information:

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

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