Firebreaks & Asset Protection

Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice 2019/20

As a measure to assist in the control of bushfires, all owners and occupiers of land within the Shire of Chittering are required before 16 October each year to clear firebreaks and maintain those firebreaks up to and including 31 May in the following year. New landowners have 14 days to ensure their property is compliant if it was deemed non-compliant on sale.


Firebreak Variations

Firebreak Variation Application Form

If you consider for any reason that it is impractical to clear firebreaks or other hazards as required by the Firebreak & Bushfire Hazard Reduction Notice, or if natural features render works unnecessary, you may apply in writing to the Shire by the 1 October for a variation listing alternative methods of fire prevention on your land.

A variation belongs to the applicant. If a property is sold or has new occupiers, the current variation becomes void. The new variation is assessed based on the new application received. The Shire may not automatically approve a variation based on a previous application.

Variations may be withdrawn at any time by the Shire's Chief Bush Fire Control Officer.


Firebreak Contractors

Firebreak Contractors List

Please note that the provision of this information by the Shire of Chittering is not a recommendation of the goods or service that you might receive.