Fires & Burning

Important Dates




Restricted Burning Period

1 October - 30 November

1 April - 31 May

Burning permits required
Prohibited Burning Period 1 December - 31 March

No burning allowed

Permits will not be issued

A burning permit can be obtained from your local Fire Control Officer. Click the Link below to view contact details for your local Fire Control Officer:

Shire of Chittering Fire Control Officers

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 prohibited on any day when;

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

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Bans

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Bans are declared by a Local Government Authority in accordance with section 24(c) of the Bush Fires Act 1954.

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Bans are communicated to residents and ratepayers on this webpage, via SMS, on the Shire Ban hotline (9576 0219) and on social media.

To register for the Shire of Chittering's Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Ban SMS notifications download the form below and return via email to or post to PO Box 70, Bindoon WA 6502.

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Ban SMS Registration

Total Fire Bans

Total Fire Bans are declared by the Department of Fire & Emergency Services

To check for current Total Fire Bans in WA click the link below:

Current Total Fire Bans