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Fire permits and burn offs

Find out about fire permits, annual fire prohibited burning periods, restricted burning periods, fire breaks and bushfire prevention.

Annual prohibited burning periods

​Burning is not permitted anywhere within the City from:

  • 1 December to 31 March the following year

No fire permits will be issued to members of the public during this time period.

Restricted burning periods

Each year burning is restricted within the City from:

  • 1 October to 30 November
  • 1 April to 31 May

Important notes

  • The restricted burning period can vary due to seasonal weather conditions, following the publication of a notice in the local newspaper or via the City’s social media channels and website.
  • Burning is not permitted unless you have been issued a valid fire permit (see below).

Apply for a fire permit

A fire permit can be obtained for free by people living in rural areas only. The permit is issued under strict guidelines.

People living in rural areas who hold a current fire permit can perform:

  • Garden refuse burning
  • Hazard reduction burning

To check if your property is in a designated rural area view the Kwinana zoning map.

To apply for a fire permit email City Assist or call 9439 0200.

As per the Bush Fires Act 1954, no garden refuse burning is to be undertaken in areas defined as “Urban” under the Metropolitan Region Scheme, without written approval of Local Government.

Fire break and bushfire prevention

In accordance with the City’s Fire Break Notice, fire breaks must be installed and maintained in rural areas from 1 December up to and including 31 March. Urban areas must comply with the fire notice all year round.

For fire break variations, please complete and submit the application form to vary fire break type and location.

For more information about the City's Fire Notice, please see the Fire Notice FAQs.

Prevention tips 

  1. Create a 20-metre building protection zone around your property.
  2. Clear the area of rubbish, long grass and other materials that could catch fire.
  3. Protect your house from ember attack by fitting wire screens and shutters.
  4. Block any gaps under the floor, roof, eaves, external vents, skylights, chimneys and wall cladding.
  5. Have an emergency water supply that is independent of mains water supply.
  6. Discuss fire prevention and preparedness with your family and neighbours. 

    More information and contacts

    For general enquiries or calls requesting the issuing of a permit, please contact the City Assist team on 9439 0200.

    If you suspect someone of bushfire arson, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

    If you see a fire, call 000.

    For fire ban information call the Total Fire Ban Information Line on 1800 709 355.

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