Volunteer Emergency Services

In case of emergency call 000. 

Firebreak Order 2020/2021

Fire Control Officers 2020/2021

Thinking of joining a bush fire brigade?

Please contact your local Bush Fire Captain or download the following application to join a bush fire brigade.

Application to join a bush fire brigade form

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

A Harvest and Movement Ban on all vehicles in paddocks throughout the Shire of Brookton is in place from midnight to midnight on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Please contact the Movement and Harvest Ban 24 hour hotline, (08) 9487 8128, for up to date details.

The Shire of Brookton also has an SMS text notification advising on the imposition and lifting of Harvest and Movement Bans.

Please call the Shire of Brookton Administration Office on (08) 9642 1106 to register for this service.

Restricted Burning Period

The Restricted burning period is scheduled to commence on Saturday 19th September 2020 – this may change based on weather conditions and discretion of the Chief Bush Fire Officer. 

Burning permits can be obtained from your local Fire Control Officers. Camp fires after 4.00 pm are allowed under permit and suitable weather conditions. This allowance can be withdrawn at any time by the Chief Fire Officer.

Please remember the Fire Control Officers are Volunteers.

PROHIBITED Burning Period

The prohibited burning period is scheduled to commence on Sunday 15th November 2020 and remain in place until Sunday 29th February 2021 – this may change based on weather conditions and discretion of the Chief Bush Fire Officer.

No burning is permitted during this period.  

Unrestricted Burning Period

The unrestricted burning period is scheduled to commence on Thursday 15th April 2021 and continue until Saturday 18th September 2021 – this may change based on weather conditions and discretion of the Chief Bush Fire Officer. 

No permits are required, but we ask town residents to please consider their neighbours when burning garden waste and to be aware of smoke issues.

Firebreaks

All land owners and occupiers are to have completed their firebreaks by Sunday 1st November 2020 and they are to be maintained up to and including Thursday 15th April 2021.  

Failure to comply may result in a $5,000 penalty.

Slasher and Rotary Mower Ban

A ban on the use of slashers and rotary mowers shall apply from Tuesday 1st December 2020 to Sunday 28th February 2021 during the hours of 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and from 6:00 pm on the day a Total Fire Ban is imposed, unless the use is

  1. On a property within a townsite of any size that is reticulated or irrigated; or
  2. On a property outside of the townsite that needs to be slashed or mowed and is irrigated or reticulated, and is less than 1 hectare in area

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