Please note: We are no longer able to extend burning permits. You will now need to obtain a new permit. Permits can also be issued for 14 days at a time.
Burning permits are required 1 April - 30 November. Outside of these days (1 December - 31 March) burning is prohibited.
It is important to note that these dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. Changes will be advertised in the City’s Wanneroo Link feature in the Tuesday edition of the Wanneroo Times newspaper. If you are not sure, please contact the City's Ranger Services on 9405 5000 for more advice.
For more information on important dates and property owners responsibilities you can download our Are You Clear? Self Assessment Guide and Protect your Home and Property from Bushfires brochures or visit the DFES website.
Garden rubbish and refuse
The burning of garden refuse in piles of 1m² or smaller is permitted without a permit between the hours of 6pm and 11pm throughout the year, provided the fire danger rating is not very high, severe, extreme or catastrophic or a total fire ban has been declared.
Garden refuse CANNOT be burnt:
- At any time during the Prohibited Burning Period
- If a Total Fire Ban or Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has been declared or;
- If the Fire Danger Rating is 'Very High' or above
Fire danger rating signs are located at the following locations:
- Corner of Joondalup Drive and Wanneroo Road
- Wanneroo Road, south of the Yanchep Beach Road turn off
- Wanneroo Road, Carabooda
- Marmion Avenue, Jindalee
- Neaves Road, Mariginiup
- Old Yanchep Road, Pinjar
- Gnangara Road, Landsdale
- Country Side Drive, Two Rocks.
Other points to remember when burning garden refuse and rubbish:
- All bush and flammable material must be thoroughly cleared within two metres of all points of the site of the fire.
- The material must be on the ground, and be no more than one metre wide and one metre high.
- Only one heap may be burnt at any one time.
Incinerators may be used providing:
- The incinerator is properly constructed and designed to prevent the escape of sparks of burning material.
- The incinerator is situated not less than two metres away from a building or fence.
- An area of two metres surrounding the incinerator is clear of all flammable material.
Tips for safer burning
- Don’t light a fire on a hot or windy day.
- Don’t burn more than you can control.
- Let your neighbours know you’ll be burning material
- Make sure smoke and sparks will not affect your neighbour’s washing or enter open windows.
- Cut or rake long grass around trees, building and fences before burning.
- Burn against the wind.
- On a sloping block, burn from the top down.
- Keep a hose or spray pack at hand to dampen down fierce fires.
- If in doubt, don’t burn material yourself - call the Volunteer Fire Brigade.
- Stay with the fire until it is completely extinguished.
- Where possible, don’t burn any closer than 20 metres from your home or other buildings.
How to obtain a fire permit
In order to obtain a permit you must provide the following.
- If you are the property owner/occupier you must provide photographic identification eg. Driver licence.
- If you are not the owner/occupier of the property you must also provide a letter of consent from the owner. If the property is owned by a company please ensure the signatories name and what title they hold within the company it noted on the letter.
Permits are available from the City of Wanneroo at the following locations:
Wanneroo Animal Care Centre
Located at the rear of the Ashby Operations Centre, 1204 Wanneroo Road, Ashby
The City's Rangers/Fire Control Officers are available to issue permits 7 days a week from 4pm - 6pm except Good Friday.
City of Wanneroo Civic Centre
23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo
The City's Fire Control Officers/Permit Issuing Officers are available to issue permits Monday to Friday from 9am - 4pm.
Two Rocks Volunteer Fire Brigade
Captain/Fire Control Officer, Seatrees Estate, Countryside Drive, Two Rocks.
Please phone 0427 026 000 before attending.