Firebreak Notice

Notice to all owners and/or occupiers of land situated in the Shire of Chittering

As a measure to assist in the control of  bush fires, or prevent the spread or extension of a bush fire which may occur, all owners and occupiers of land within the shire’s district are required before the 16th day of October in each year, or within 14 days of becoming the owner or occupier of land if after that date, to clear firebreaks or take measures in accordance with this notice and maintain those firebreaks and measures in accordance with this notice up to and including the 31st day of May in the following year.

Pursuant to the powers contained in Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, you are hereby required to clear all flammable material from fire breaks, not less than 3 metres in width and 4 metres in height, immediately inside all external boundaries of any lot owned or occupied by you and situated within the Shire of Chittering.  Such firebreaks may be constructed by one or more of the following methods:

  • Ploughing, cultivating, scarifying, raking, burning, chemical spraying or other approved method

For more information pertaining to the Shire's Fire Break Notice is available to download below

Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice 2018-2019

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Dates to Remember

  • Firebreaks must be cleared by 16 October and remain cleared until 31 May
  • Burning permits are required between 1 October until 30 November AND 1 April until 31 May
  • Burning is prohibited between 1 December until 31 March

The following restrictions apply throughout the RESTRICTED and PROHIBITED periods

  • No burning on Sundays and Public Holidays
  • No burning of garden refuse without permit
  • No lighting of camp fires or solid fuel BBQs, and wood fired pizza ovens or any uncontrolled flame in the open air in the Shire of Chittering ("Open Air" means any open place, yard, field or construction area which is not enclosed by a building or structure)
  • Burning of roadside verges is prohibited without written approval from the Shire of Chittering or other authorities

Burning is also prohibited on any day when;

  • the fire danger index reaches "VERY HIGH" "SEVERE" "EXTREME" or "CATASTROPHIC"; or
  • a TOTAL FIRE BAN has been declared

Firebreaks are now required throughout the Shire of Chittering;

  • Shire Rangers are currently inspecting properties

Are you Bush Fire Ready?

Become a Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade member:

  • Call 9576 4600 for more details

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