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Chittering Fire Service Volunteers spent most of their public holiday Monday responding to out of control burn offs throughout the Shire.  As such we ask that you please consider Volunteers and take all reasonable care when conducting hazard reduction burns.

Hazard Reduction Burning is an important strategy in mitigating the threat of bush fire, however when undertaking a burn off residents should ensure that they;
• Only burn what can be managed with the resources (people, fire-fighting equipment, water, time) that they have available;
• Ensure that there is enough water available, at all times, to extinguish the fire if required;
• Never leave a burn of any size unattended and ensure someone will be on site (if it is a weekender rather than a residence) until the burn is extinguished;
• Make sure all neighbours are aware of the burn off;
• Ensure that the area to be burnt is surrounded by mineral earth breaks, a ‘fire break’, of at least 3m.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Jamie O’Neill
Community Emergency Services Manager/Chief Bush Fire Control Officer



  • Fire breaks must be cleared by 16 October and remain cleared until 31 May
  • Burning permits are required between 19 October and 30 November / 1 April and 31 May (RESTRICTED SEASON)
  • Burning is prohibited from 1 December to 31 March (PROHIBITED SEASON)
  • NOTE: if there is any alteration to the above dates residents will be advised via SMS (if registered), Media Release, Chatter, Noticeboards and Social Media
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