Lighting fires on your property can be extremely dangerous. To help reduce the risk, Prohibited and Restricted dates are set according to seasonal conditions and may be adjusted. General information, legal requirements and dates are available in the Fire Season Guide brochure.
Restricted Burning period
Burning Restriction Period, April 1 to May 31 inclusive. The City of Swan is in a Restricted Burn Period from April 1.
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. See below for a list of Permit and Local Fire Control Officers.
Fire Control Officers are not obligated to issue Permits to Burn and may provide advice on alternatives to burning.
Permit and Local Fire Control Officers
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 Prepare. Act. Survive. Your guide to Fire Season Preparation, and the Home Owners Survival Manual.
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.