NOTE: The Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner (DFES) has approved and declared that the Prohibited Burning Period is to come into effect on Friday 10 November 2023 to 31 March 2024 (usually the Prohibited Burning Period commences on the 1 December annually).
Important dates for burning
- NO RESTRICTIONS - 1 JUNE to 31 AUGUST ANNUALLY (No permit required)
- RESTRICTED BURNING - 1 SEPTEMBER to 30 NOVEMBER ANNUALLY (Permit required)
- PROHIBITED PERIOD - 10 NOVEMBER 2023 to 31 MARCH 2024 INCLUSIVE, DAYS WHERE A FIRE BAN IS IN PLACE, FIRE DANGER RATING OF 'HIGH' OR ABOVE (No burning. Permits will not be issued)
- RESTRICTED BURNING - 1 APRIL to 31 MAY ANNUALLY (Permit required)
PROHIBITED BURNING PERIODS
10 NOVEMBER 2023 to 31 MARCH 2024 (subject to change)
ALL burning is prohibited including burning garden waste. The following exemptions apply so long as there is a 3m clearing of all bush and flammable material around the site:
- Pizza ovens fitted with spark arrestor
- Purpose built solid fuel BBQs such as Webbers
- Lighting fires for the purpose of camping or cooking
These exemptions are not valid if the Fire Danger Rating is High or above and/or a Total Fire Ban / Harvest, Hot Works and Vehicle Movement Ban has been declared.
ALL BURNING IS PROHIBITED ON DAYS OF HIGH OR ABOVE FIRE DANGER RATINGS AND IF A TOTAL FIRE BAN OR A HARVEST, HOT WORKS AND VEHICLE MOVEMENT BAN IS DECLARED.
RESTRICTED BURNING PERIODS
Permits are required between 1 April to 31 May and 1 September to 30 November (subject to change).
Permits to burn may be obtained:
- In person from: City of Wanneroo Civic Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo - Monday to Friday // 9am - 4pm
- Via our online application form
- Burning permits are not required during the period 1 June to 31 August. Residents are encouraged to take care and be safe when burning over the winter months.
The City of Wanneroo may need to vary burning periods due to weather conditions. Period variations will be advertised on the City website, Facebook page and through the City's SMS notification service.
Burning garden refuse
Garden refuse may be burnt WITHOUT A PERMIT during the restricted burning period, ensuring the following is adhered to:
- The fire is lit between 6pm and 11pm and is completely extinguished before midnight of the same day.
- The material must be on the ground, and be no more than 1 metre wide and 1 metre high.
- There is no flammable material (other than that being burned) within 5 metres of the fire at any time.
- At least one able-bodied person is present at the site of the fire at all times until it is completely extinguished by the application of water.
- Only one heap may be burnt at any one time.
- The Fire Danger Rating is not High, Extreme or Catastrophic, nor has a Total Fire Ban been declared.
- Your neighbours have been informed that you will be burning material.
- A hose or spray pack is kept at hand to dampen down fierce fires.
Garden refuse may be burnt WITHOUT A PERMIT from 1 June to 31 August, and while there are no size or time restrictions when burning during this period, the City recommends you contact your neighbours and Department of Fire and Emergency Services on 9395 9209 or 9395 9210.
Please take care and be safe.
A fire pit is permitted WITHOUT A PERMIT during the restricted burning period, ensuring the following is adhered to:
- The fire is lit between 6pm and 11pm, and is completely extinguished before midnight of the same day.
- The fire pit must be no more than 1 metre wide and 1 metre high. Fires over this size will require a FIRE PERMIT during the restricted burning periods.
- Only one fire pit may be burnt at any one time. If more than one fire pit is being used at any one time a FIRE PERMIT is required.
- Fire pits are NOT to be used if the Fire Danger Rating is High, Extreme or Catastrophic, and/or if a Total Fire Ban has been declared
- Strong wind warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology must be taken into account to ensure the fire does not cause excessive smoke.