Burning leaf litter and ground level fuels, mainly sticks and twigs less than 6mm in diameter, is an effective way of managing fire hazards on your property.

After a burn off, less fuel exists and this reduces the risk posed by any wildfire that may impact your property.

Burn offs and prescribed burns

Local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades carry out hazard reduction burns throughout the year as well as assisting Shire of Mundaring Fire Protection Officers, who carry out burns on Shire-managed land and reserves.

Burn offs and prescribed burns (both hazard production burns) are listed on the Emergency WA website. Information on planned burns may also be listed on this website and on the Facebook page of the relevant bush fire brigade.

Important note: Sometimes, you may not be informed of a hazard reduction burn in your area. If you see smoke or an unattended fire, are uncertain of the cause and cannot find any information from the sources listed above, telephone 000 and report the fire so that appropriate action can be taken.

Hazard reduction burns on your property

If you would like assistance to carry out a hazard reduction burn on your property contact your Local Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

The Shire and brigades also run Winter Burning Workshops for residents to learn how to carry out safe, low intensity hazard reduction burns on their property. Details of the workshops are posted to the Events and Workshops calendar in the winter months.

Permit to Burn

A Permit to Burn usually requires the permit holder to inform their nearest neighbours that they are going to carry out a burn. For brigade-conducted burns, they will either doorknock or letter-drop a notification.  Please note we are currently in an unrestricted burning period.

More information and contact

For enquiries please contact the Shire's Rangers on 9290 6696 or email firesafety@mundaring.wa.gov.au.