Fires & Burning


As per the Department of Fire and Emergency Services mapping, the entirety of the Shire of Chittering is listed a bush fire prone area. We have three designated periods each year which determine what fire-related activities can be conducted in the 'open air'.

The dates indicated below for each season may be adjusted depending on seasonal changes which is at the discretion of the Shire's Community Emergency Services Manager and are advertised as soon as they are announced. Certain forms of burning may be restricted at times where they may normally be allowed, it's best to ask the Shire or a Fire Control Officer in your area before you burn anything.

Burning is prohibited on any day when:
  • The fire danger index reaches VERY HIGH, SEVERE, EXTREME or CATASTROPHIC
  • Total Fire Ban has been declared

Burning Season Updates

Restricted Burning Time
Posted April 12, 2019 Restricted Burning Time

Due to seasonal conditions, a very limited Restricted Burning Period has commenced.

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Restricted Burning Period

1 October - 30 November each year // 1 April - 31 May each year (dates may be adjusted for seasonal change)

List of Fire Control Officers - Shire of Chittering

  • No burning on Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Burning permits can be obtained from your local Fire Control Officer.
  • The burning of garden refuse after 6:00PM is allowed without a permit under the conditions set out in the Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice 
  • No lighting of camp fires
  • Solid fuel BBQs and wood fired pizza ovens may be used under strict conditions as listed in the Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice 
  • Burning of roadside verges is prohibited without written approval from the Shire of Chittering or other authorities

Prohibited Burning Period

1 December - 31 March each year (dates may be adjusted for seasonal change)

  • All forms of burning or uncontrolled flame in the 'open air' are strictly prohibited ('open air' means any open place, yard, field or construction area which is not enclosed by a building or structure)
  • No lighting of camp fires, solid fuel BBQs, and wood fired pizza ovens or any uncontrolled flame in the open air in the Shire of Chittering 
  • Burning of roadside verges is prohibited without written approval from the Shire of Chittering or other authorities

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Bans

Harvest, Hot Works & Vehicle Movement Bans are declared by the Shire of Chittering 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 website, via SMS, on the Shire Ban hotline (9576 0219) and on Facebook.

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 chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au 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