PERMIT TO BURN
Permits to burn are required all year round in the townships of Dardanup, Burekup and Eaton and can be obtained from your local Fire Control Officer. Your local Fire Control Officers are listed in the Fire Prevention – Additional Information brochure. Immediately prior to commencing ANY burn, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Communications MUST be notified on 9395 9209.
Fire permits are free, however you must apply in person at least 24 hours prior and be in attendance at the fire at all times.
Fire pits are permitted during unrestricted burn seasons, so long as they are enclosed and garden refuse is not used as fuel.
Solid fuel barbecues cannot be used on days when the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a fire danger forecast of catastrophic; extreme; or very high; or when a total fire ban has been issued.
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FIREBREAKS & FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES
Fire prevention measures must be completed and all properties (including residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land) cleared of fire hazards on or before 30 November each year to reduce the risk of fires during the bushfire season. Properties must remain free of hazard until the close of the Restricted Burning Period.
Shire of Dardanup advises property owners each year by way of advertising in the local newspaper, website and mailing of the Fire Prevention Order annually.
Shire of Dardanup Rangers commence property inspections on 1 December each year to ensure all properties comply with the Fire Prevention Order
APPLYING FOR A VARIATION/EXEMPTION
In certain circumstances, it is appropriate to apply for a Variation/Exemption to the Shire’s Fire Prevention Order.