Fire management is a critical issue particularly in the rural parts of Collie.
Notice Period 2016-17
The prohibited burning period is 15th December to 14th March.
The restricted burning period 15 March to 30th May
Please also note, permits are required for all burning in the Restricted Burning Period. Changes may be made to the Prohibited Burning Period, and these will be advertised via local media.
Residents and landholders in rural areas are encouraged to join the volunteer fire brigades to help obtain an understanding of how fire can affect you and the importance of working together to prevent and fight fires.
The Bush Fires Act 1954 provides for the proclamation of restricted and prohibited burning times. Permits to burn during restricted burning times can be obtained only from a Fire Control Officer.
For contact details for the eight volunteer bush fire brigades in the Shire of Collie and the list of Fire Control Officers, see the PDF in related documents to the right.
Under Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 all owners of land are required to comply with the Shire of Collie Firebreak Order. Non compliance with the Firebreak Order may be issued with an infringement notice which provides a penalty of $250.
The Shire of Collie Firebreak order is included in the Firebreak and fuel reduction notice that can be downloaded by clicking on the related documents panel on the right.
Information about Bushfire Precautions and proposed fire restrictions for each fire season is also included in the Firebreak and fuel hazard reduction notice which is sent out with the rate notices each year. A copy of this notice is under Related documents on the right.
Information relevant to the use of camping and cooking fires is included in the Bushfire Precautions Notice, a copy of which can be downloaded by clicking on the related documents panel on the right.
Following are some links to useful information provided by the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia website.