Bushfire Prevention/Restrictions


The Director of Engineering Services Secretary is gazetted under the Bush Fires Act 1954 to issue Permits to Burn to Wagin residents only. Rural residents can obtain Permits to Burn by contacting the Fire Control Officer within their area. A full list of contact details can be viewed via the link below. Permits to Burn must be obtained prior to lighting a fire during the Restricted Burning Periods. Permits are free of charge on request.

Please note: No burning of any type is permitted on days of Very High, Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger days.

Restricted Burning Periods:

  • 1 October to 31 October inclusive
    • Prohibited Burning Period
  • 15 March to 30 September inclusive

Prohibited Burning Period

  • 1 November to 14 March inclusive

Burning of bush, grass and garden refuse are totally prohibited during the Prohibited Burning Period. No permits will be issued.

Please Note: The above dates may vary due to seasonal conditions. For any questions - contact the Shire of Wagin.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Emergency Contact Numbers
In the event of fire call 000
Harvest Ban Hotline Call 0438 013 123

For further information click on the links below:

AGM Minutes - March 2021

Bushfire Advisory Meeting Minutes - March 2021

Busfire Officers Contact Details

Prepare, Act, Survive Key Messages for the Bushfire Season

Fact Sheet - Fire Danger Rating

Fact Sheet - Warning Levels

Total Fire Ban Information

Total Fire Ban Fact Sheet

A new 24 Hour "Total Fire Ban" Information phone line is now available - 0438 013 123