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Local Bush Fire Control Officers

Fire Control Officers are not obliged to issue permits and they may advise on alternatives to burning.

Please remember Fire Control Officers are volunteers and their availability to issue permits may vary, assist them by planning in advance. 

Permits cannot be issued over the phone and should a Fire Control Officer refuse to issue a permit, it is a breach of the Bush Fires Act 1954 to request a permit from another Fire Control Officer.

Contacting your Local Bush Fire Control Officer

LOCALITY NAME CONTACT NUMBER(S)
Lower Chittering Steve Browne 0427 300 964
Max Brown 0427 089 677
Muchea Arthur Blewitt 0481 395 570
Peter Hall 0437 908 079
Upper Chittering Gordon Carter 9576 0902 or 0429 784 831
David Wilson 0412 716 577
Phil Humphry (DCBFCO Central) 9576 1050 or 0427 761 050
Bindoon Matthew Whelan 0428 506 688
Dennis Badcock 9576 1536 or 0428 947 853
Wannamal Kim Haeusler 9655 9043 or 0428 559 043
Greg Cocking (DCBFCO North) 9655 7015 or 0408 900 462
POSITION NAME CONTACT NUMBER(S)

Community Emergency Services Manager

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer

Jamie O'Neill 9576 4600 or 0409 529 138
Deputy Chief - South Ian Hollick 9571 8388 or 0427 489 287
Deputy Chief - Central Phil Humphry 9576 1050 or 0427 761 050
Deputy Chief - North Greg Cocking 9655 7015 or 0408 900 462
Shire Fire Control Officers Rangers and Compliance Officer 9576 4600