Burning restrictions

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Restricted Burning period

The City of Swan is in the Restricted Burning Period from April 1 to May 31 inclusive.

You are not permitted to burn without a Burning Permit during this period. You may obtain a Burning Permit from your local Bush Fire Brigade if your property is within a Bush Fire District or from a City of Swan Community Safety Advocate if your property is within the Gazetted Fire District.

Fire Control Officers are not obligated to issue Permits to Burn and may provide advice on alternatives to burning.

Burning a 1m2 pile of garden refuse is exempt from requiring a permit provided all of the requirements listed below are met:

  • The Fire Danger Rating is not Very High or above
  • A Total Fire Ban, or a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been declared
  • Your property is larger than 2000m2
  • The pile is only lit between 6pm and 11pm and is fully extinguished by midnight
  • The pile is less than 1 cubic metre
  • Only one pile alight at any time
  • A 5 metre wide area clear of flammable material completely surrounds the pile
  • The material you burn is only dry vegetative matter
  • A person capable of and appropriately equipped to control the fire is in attendance at all times
  • You notify your neighbours of your intention to burn
  • The smoke does not cause nuisance to neighbours or present a hazard to road users

Community Information

The latest fire danger ratings and weather forecasts can be found on the Bureau of Meterology website or by calling the Telstra Weather Service on 1196. For information about what these ratings mean to you, visit the DFES website

To listen to a recorded message with general season information, extensions and seasonal bans call the City of Swan Fire Information Line on 08 9267 9326 or check the City's website Fire.

The DFES website contains useful publications including how to prepare yourself and your property, see 5 minutes fire chat, and the Home owners survival manual.

Bushfire Ready

Bushfire Ready is a local community action program established by DFES, in collaboration with local government, which aims to increase community resilience to bushfire.

The program encourages local residents to work together to prepare and protect their families and properties against bushfire.