Fire Control

IN CASE OF A FIRE EMERGENCY, DIAL 000.

Important Fire Dates

Firebreaks

To be installed by 1st November each year and maintained until 15th April the following year.

Firebreaks on all land in the Shire are required in accordance with the Shire’s Fire Break Order, click here to view and download.  

An information sheet has been produced to assist with the planning and installation of firebreaks.
Click here to download the Management Plan.

Prohibited Burning

No fires allowed in the open 1st November until 14th February the following year.

Restricted Burning

A permit is required to burn - Please contact your Fire Control Officer - listed further down. 
(Extensions to restricted burning times may be approved).

3rd October - 31st October

15th February - Extended until Midday Monday 22 April 2019

Applying for a Permit

To apply for a permit, please follow the following steps:

If you are unable or unwilling to apply for a permit online you can visit the Shire of Beverley offices during business hours and apply for a Permit to Burn over the counter.

Please be aware that an application for a Permit to Burn can take up to 48 hours to approve so please take this time frame into account when deciding when you wish to burn.

Step 1 - Download Permit Application

The application is an editable PDF for apple devices you may need Acrobat App to input your details using your device.

If you are using a windows based pc, please click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free tool for completing your application.

Click the "Download Fire Permit" button to download a copy of the application to your device, please save a copy to your desktop prior to filling the document in.

Download Fire Permit

Step 2 - Fill in the Downloaded Form

Go to your desktop and open the application form you have downloaded. (You CANNOT open the download from within your web browser)

Fill in the application and provide as much detail as possible.

Step 3 - Submit the Form

Once you have finished entering all your details, click the Submit button and the application will be sent via email for processing by our staff.

Step 4 - Application Review

Once the permit is received and processed. A Bush Fire Control Officer will fill in any additional conditions and issue a Permit number and send you an email  copy of the signed Permit .

If the details of the permit need to be clarified your local Bush Fire Control Officer will contact you to get further details or book in a time to inspect your burn and approve the permit.

Step  5 - Read and Follow all Conditions on the Permit

Call DFES Communications Centre on 9395 9209 to register your burn. Your burn will be placed on the www.emergency.wa.gov.au website to keep the public informed and reduce potential 000 calls.

Unrestricted Burning

Subject to evaluation.

22nd April - 2nd October

If you are in doubt about whether to burn or not PLEASE check with your Fire Control Officer.

Fire Control Boundaries And Officers

The fire brigade boundaries have been amalgamated as per the map below. 

Below is the current listing of the Fire Control Officers and other fire and emergency contact numbers.

OfficeOfficerContact No.Mobile No.
CHIEF BUSH FIRE CONTROL 
FIRE OFFICER
BRUCE KILPATRICK 9646 4004 0428 464 006
DEPUTY BUSH CHIEF FIRE 
CONTROL FIRE OFFICER
BILL CLELAND 9647 2054 0428 472 054
BrigadeOfficerContact No.Mobile No.
CENTRAL 1 STEPHEN MOORE 0429 883 842
BEVERLEY NORTH EAST 1 BEN MURRAY 9646 0264 0429 460 264

BEVERLEY SOUTH EAST 1

DEANE AYNSLEY 9646 6246 0428 466 246
DALE - KOKEBY 1

ROBERT FISHER

9647 2045

0427 472 045
DALE WEST 1 PAUL SCHILLING 9647 1008 0427 158 908
AVONDALE 1 ANDREW SHAW 9648 1022 0428 481 022

All absentee rural landowners / occupiers are asked to notify their Fire Control Officer of their contact telephone number and address.

Harvest Ban Officers

OFFICERCONTACT NO.MOBILE NO.
BRUCE KILPATRICK (CHIEF) 9646 4004 0428 464 006
BILL CLELAND (DEPUTY) 9647 2054 0428 472 054
ANDREW SHAW (AVONDALE 1) 9648 1022 0428 481 022

Other Important Telephone Numbers

Contact NoDetails
000 EMERGENCY - FIRE, AMBULANCE, POLICE
000 BEVERLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE 
and LOCAL BUSH FIRE BRIGADE RESPONSE
132 500 STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE
9646 0145 HARVEST BAN HOTLINE
9646 3200 BEVERLEY HOSPITAL
9646 3333 BEVERLEY POLICE

Harvest Bans And Extreme Fire Danger Warnings

No burning whatsoever is permitted on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME FIRE DANGER or where WINDS EXCEED 20 km/hr. Harvest bans and the prohibiting of vehicle movement in paddocks are broadcasted daily on RadioWest and ABC radio or by contacting the HARVEST BAN HOTLINE on 9646 0145.

Dress Standard for Fighting Fires

The minimum standard of dress for ALL persons attending a fire is:

  • LONG PANTS
  • LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
  • BOOTS

Any person not conforming to this standard will be requested by the Fire Control Officer to vacate the area.