Bush Fire Preparedness
In Western Australia, bushfire season starts in November and continues through to April. Bushfires can happen anywhere but generally impacts Perth, the South West, Great Southern, Goldfields, Agricultural and Mid West regions. Although the Water Corporation is well preapred for bushfire seasons, water pressure or water supply cannot be guaranteed in the event of a bushfire. Please click here to find out more information from the Water Corporation in reagrds to being prepared for Bush Fires this season.
Bush Fire Control
Launch of designated bush fire prone area reforms
The State Government has launched its bush fire reform package in response to planning and building recommendations from the Keelty Report into the Perth Hills bush fire of 2011. Key measures include:
- The creation of the Map of Bush Fire Prone Areas, which identifies the areas of Western Australia that have been designated as bush fire prone by order of the Fire and Emergency Services (FES) Commissioner;
- New bush fire planning requirements for development in designated bush fire prone areas; and
- Application of the bush fire construction requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for certain residential buildings.
Information on crop fires can be accessed here.
Bush Fire Brigade Membership Form
Request for Brigade Burning on Private Property
Bush Fire Warnings - What Should You Do?