Fire Control

Council has distributed a Fire Management Requirements 2020 - 2021 booklet to all ratepayers. It is important that owners and/or occupiers of land in the Shire comply with the requirements of the firebreak notice. Severe penalties apply for non-compliance.

Property owners are advised to consider early spraying and burning of blocks. This will greatly reduce problems which may arise during the restricted and prohibited burning times.

The periods for 2020/2021 are as follows:

Restricted Burning Time

October 1st  – October 31st 2020

March 15th 2021 – April 30th 2021

Prohibited Burning Time

November 1st 2020 – March 14th 2021

These times are subject to change so please check with your Fire Control Officer.

Fire Control Officers

Fire Control Officers
Position/BrigadeNamePhone
Chief Fire Control Officer R Goldsmith 0427 611 529

Deputy Fire Control Officer 1

Deputy Fire Control Officer 2

Xavier White

Anthony Rowell

0438 611 126

0437 480 312

Warup West Geoff Abbott 0438 626 081
Warup Ian McDougall 0428 622 049
Parkeyerring Wade Brockway 0409 102 704
Puntapin Bruce Johnson 0408 611 193
Base Carol Goldsmith 0409 111 046
Piesseville West Chris Piesse 0418 470 113
Cancanning Anthony Rowell 0437 480 312
Cancanning North Steve Angwin 0428 616 053
Badgarning Cam Clifton 0448 612  033
Shire Brian Roderick 0427 081 265

Wagin Base will operate on UHF Emergency Channel 5. If attending a fire, Brigade members are asked to switch to this channel.
On a harvest ban day Wagin Base will announce results of weather checks at twenty minutes part the hour on this channel.

Harvest Ban Info Line call 0438 013 123 during the fire season.

With the bushfire season upon us, a website has been developed with tips and advice for Western Australian communities across the State to ensure their homes are bushfire ready  Are you Ready