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NO BURNING PERMITTED WHEN FIRE RATING IS HIGH OR ABOVE | TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLAREDDates are subject to change - please call the City on (08) 9257 9999 to check details
Image: Noongar Boodja Six Season with burning cycle3
DO NOT BURN THESE ITEMS AT ANY TIME: Pallets, Tyres, General Rubbish/Junk, 1Copper chrome arsenate (CCA) treated timber or 2wet or green refuse.
It is your responsibility as a property owner or resident to be aware of any bans in place before undertaking activities such as use of wood/solid fuel barbecues or pizza ovens as well as agricultural such as harvesting. Find out more about Total Fire Bans and Harvest & Vehicle Movement bans here
Fire permits to burn can be obtained by contacting the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999 from Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm. Download a Permit to Burn Request Form
Fire permits to burn can be obtained by contacting the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999 from Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm.
Download a Permit to Burn Request Form
NOTE: Permit approvals can take up to 5 days. Please account for this when submitting a Permit to Burn Request Form.
Completed Permit to Burn Request Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted in person during office hours.
NO burning is permitted including garden refuse piles when:
Residents can still legally burn a garden refuse pile without a fire permit as per section 24F(3) of the Bush Fires Act 1954 with the following conditions:
Burning activities where piles exceed 1m³ require a Fire Permit and the following conditions apply:
NOTE: A Fire Control Officer will arrange an appointment time to attend and inspect the burn area prior to issuing a Fire Permit. A Fire Permit is issued for a two week period (subject to seasonal changes). On assessment a Fire Control Officer may request additional requirements/conditions be implemented or followed based on any perceived risk.
Tips for planned burning:
Note: The Fire Control Officers are City Staff and availability to issue permits may vary in some instances, including attending emergencies within your community. Please assist them by planning early your permit requirements.
Permits are not required to burn.
If you are going to burn please consider the following -
It is the responsibility of all residents wanting to burn to check weather conditions and always ensure no burning is to occur if:
Hints for planned burning:
Note: Always give your neighbours plenty of notice of your intention to burn. Advance notice gives your neighbours time to get the washing off the line and/or make arrangements for anyone with respiratory issues who may be badly affected by smoke.
You should also be prepared to reschedule your burn in the event that a neighbour has planned an outside activity on the same day. Events like children’s birthday parties or family gatherings can be spoiled by smoke nuisance so be prepared to
The City of Kalamunda Health Service is responsible for maintaining public health standards within the community. Environmental Health Officers undertake a variety of statutory and non-statutory activities in order to ensure that the health of both residents
and visitors is preserved. Where complaints regarding smoke nuisances are reported, the situation will be promptly investigated and may result in infringement or prosecution.
Burning material at any time which creates a smoke nuisance is an offence under the Health Act, Local Government Act 1995, and Keeping and Control of Animals and Nuisance Local Law 2011, Part 3. An owner or occupier of lands shall not set fire to or allow
to be set on fire any rubbish, refuse or material other than dry green waste without the written approval of the Local Government. Pallets, tyres and CCA treated timber must not be burnt at any time.
Consider alternatives to burning off
• Green Waste Wheelie Bin: All garden refuse can be placed in your green top wheelie bin to a maximum of 70kg. (PROHIBITED: hot and cold ashes, rocks,
soil, liquids, solvents and heavy materials that overload or damage the bin.)
• Free Skip Bins: Residents are entitled to three free skip bins each year, in any combination of green and general
waste bins. The waste from green skip bins is mulched and reused, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Find more information here
• Walliston Transfer Station: City of Kalamunda residents do not pay fees for the non-commercial use
of the Walliston Transfer Station.Find out more including the operating hours here.
NO BURNING ACTIVITIES ARE PERMITTED during this period at any time.
Prohibited Burning Period dates may be amended, subject to prevailing seasonal conditions.
Find a comprehensive guide to understand what is permitted or prohibited via https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/#faqs
Burning is always prohibited when the Fire Danger Ratings (FDR) are High or above and if a Total Fire Ban or a Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban is declared.
Visit Emergency WA Website
If you have any information about a fire or suspect somebody of deliberately lighting fires, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Ongoing vigilance by the community in reporting suspicious behaviour and arson will help minimise the likelihood of bushfire.
Visit Crime Stoppers Website
Fire Notices including fire bans, restrictions and controlled burns being carried out by the City are shared on our Facebook Page and listed on the
Emergency WA website.
The Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions website list their scheduled prescribed burns
that are underway via their website.
1Burning CCA treated wood creates toxic smoke that can be hazardous to health2If your fire has wet material or is otherwise poorly managed, it can lead to excessive levels of smoke and can result in a neighbourhood nuisance. If the level of smoke is deemed to be creating a nuisance the City may issue an infringement.
3 Image: Noongar Boodja Six Season with burning cycle image subject to copyright. Copyright: City of Kalamunda | Artwork from works by Aurora Abraham
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.