Fire Control Print

A restricted burning period applies all year round 1st January to 31st of December each year.

Permits to Burn are Required all Year Round

The Bush Fire Act requires the Shire to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to reduce the risk of fires on property and also to prohibit certain activities during periods of high risk. All properties must be kept clear of flammable material and overgrowth.

Fire prevention measures must be completed on all properties, including residential, commercial, industrial, rural and vacant land and be maintained all year round.

In addition, the Shire has Health Local Laws prohibiting the use of incinerators or burning on the ground in all residential areas at any time. The Local Laws seek to prevent the discharge of smoke into the atmosphere in such quantities or of such nature as to cause a nuisance. This not only prevents the risk of a fire outbreak but also improves the Town’s air quality and the health of our residents.

Fire Permits

The Shire of East Pilbara has a permanent restricted burning period all year round and permits are required for the burning of any bush, timber and other refuse on any parcel of land.

When a fire permit has been issued to you, generally the minimum conditions of any permit are:
  • What firefighting equipment and resources will you have to control the fire?
  • What is the size of the area to be burnt?
  • Are firebreaks installed and can a fire unit get access to the area to being burnt?
  • What material are you going to burn?
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES can you burn plastics, tyres, rubber, treated timber and any other materials that can produce noxious or carcinogenic gases.

Downloadable Documents:

Shire's Fire Break Notice

Conditions of a Fire Permit

If it is considered to be impractical to comply with the provisions of this Notice, you must apply for a variation in writing to the Shire. The Shire's Fire Control Officer will  assess the variations or exemptions.

Permits to burn must be obtained before lighting any fire.  Permits can only be obtained from the Shire's Rangers and Fire Control Officers.  Please contact them on (08) 9175 8000 or 0419 860 376 or email: