Fire Awareness

Prevention, preparedness, response and recovery are essential elements in the fight against bush fires and the damage they cause to property, residents and the community. Shire of Mundaring administers the Bush Fires Act (1954), which covers areas outside of Gazetted Fire Districts, and applies these principles to create a safer community.

Prevention
Across WA there are times when burning is either restricted or prohibited by law. This is to ensure that burning to control fire hazards is conducted with the minimum of delay.
These times are published in the Shire’s Fire Break Notice and are known as Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times. Permits must be sought from the Shire; penalties apply if these guidelines are not followed.

The installation of Fire breaks is also a requirement of the Bush Fires Act. Fire breaks must be installed on or before 30 November and maintained clear of flammable material up to and including 31 March each year.

 For more information regarding burning and fire restriction policies please refer to:

Due to unseasonable weather conditions the Burning Period Dates (above) may be extended or shortened. If unsure, please contact the FIRE WEATHER HOTLINE on 9290 6644.

Preparedness
Every resident is responsible for their own safety. There is fire preparedness information available from the Shire to assist you with preparing your property and family to cope with this aspect of our environment.

Response
Shire of Mundaring supports 10 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades who respond to fire incidents within the community. All brigades are interested in gaining your support. There is a role for everyone in a brigade so please contact them and discover how you can support your community and how they can assist you.

Recovery
Local Government ensures that our community recovers from traumatic events such as bush fires, by ensuring that infrastructure is restored, assisting community groups establish environmental rehabilitation and importantly offering trauma recovery services.

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