BUSH FIRES ACT 1954
TOTAL FIRE BAN DECLARATION
Correspondence No. 12080
Pursuant to powers delegated under the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, declared under Section 22A of the Bush Fires Act 1954, a total fire ban for 8 January 2021 for the local government districts of:Greater Geraldton, Chapman Valley, Northampton, Camamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Irwin, Mingenew, Morawa, Moora, Perenjori, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Carnarvon, Shark Bay, Cue, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Sandstone, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, Yalgoo, Beverley, Cunderdin,Dowerin, Goomalling, Northam, Quairading, Tammin, Wyalkatchem, York, Mount Marshall, Mukinbudin, Westonia, Yilgam, Bruce Rock, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Narembeen, Nungarin, Trayning, Toodyay, Koorda, Dalwallinu, Wongan-Ballidu, Waroona, Murray, Armadale, Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont, Cambridge, Canning, Glittering, Claremont, Cockbum, Cottesloe, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Gingin, Gosnells, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Kwinana, Mandurah, Melville, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Victoria Park, Vincent, Wanneroo, Mundaring, Bunbury, Capel, Dardanup, Harvey, Busselton, Collie, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Donnybrook-Balingup, Augusta-Margaret River, Manjimup, Nannup, West Arthur, Wagin, Woodanilling, Boddington, Brookton, Cuballing, Narrogin, Pingelly, Wandering, Wickepin, Williams, Dumbleyung, Kent, Lake Grace, Corrigin, Kondinin, Kulin
At these times you must not:
- Open fires for the purpose of cooking, camping or outdoor entertainment are not allowed including fire pits and bonfires.
- Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, gas cutting is not allowed in the open air except for business and industry if regulatory conditions are met.
- Off-road activity using a four-wheel drive, quad bike, motorcycle, bobcat or similar vehicle, except for agricultural purposes or by business and industry if regulatory conditions are met.
If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has been imposed by your local government, off-road activity for agriculture or business and industry including harvesting is banned. Exceptions are made for essential services.
For a list of activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban and conditions visit dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans or by telephoning the Total Fire Ban Information Line on 1800 709 355.
You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you breach a Total Fire Ban.