Bushfire Control

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods

Restricted 19th September to 31st October
Prohibited 1st November to 1st March
Restricted 2nd March to 15th April

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods may be extended at the discretion of the Council, and/or Chief Bush Fire Control Officer. Please check with your Fire Control Officer to ascertain whether a Fire Permit is required before burning.

Bush Fire Permits

No permits shall be issued to set fire to the bush during the prohibited burning period, except for reasons as specified under the Bush Fires Act 1954.

During the restricted burning period, a Fire Permit can be obtained from the Fire Control Officers as shown below.

Harvest & Movement of Vehicles Bans

Various Fire Control Officers, and Executive Officers of the Shire of Corrigin are authorised to impose Harvest & Movement of Vehicle Bans during High Fire Risk periods. Phone 9063 2999 for recorded information. An automatic ban is placed on Christmas Day and New Years Day and when a wild fire is within the Shire.

Harvest Ban SMS

The Shire can send an SMS message to your mobile phone to inform you of harvest bans within the Shire. This is a quick and effective way of getting the most up to date information to you and will assist in reducing delays experienced by most farmers as they make numerous calls to get the latest update on times etc.

If you would like to be on our 'SMS List' please contact the Shire on 9063 2203 or shire@corrigin.wa.gov.au with your name and number.

Please note: This information will be kept private and will be for use by the Shire of Corrigin only. Your details will be used solely for the purpose stated above. In the event of an emergency we may use this service to notify you. There is no charge for this service.

Fire Control Officers

Fire Control Officers
Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (CBFCO) Wes Baker
Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (DCBFCO) Greg Evans

Bilbarin Brigade

Bilbarin Brigade Information
NamePhoneMobile Phone
Sandow Jacobs 9065 2042 0427 652 042
Bruce Mills 9062 9012 0428 956 779
Steven Bolt 9065 2043 0427 652 043
Paul McBeath 9062 9024 N/A

Bullaring Brigade

Bullaring Brigade Information
NamePhoneMobile Phone
Andrew Szczecinski 9065 7014 0429 657 014
Greg Evans (DCBFCO) 9065 7021 0429 657 021
Greg Doyle 9880 9048 0427 809 044
Craig Jespersen 9888 7075 0427 887 075
Bryce Nicholls 9063 7014 0429 883 799

Bulyee / Kunjin Brigade

NamePhoneMobile Phone
Wes Baker (CBFCO) 9065 8034 0427 658 034
Ray Hathaway 9642 7045 0488 138 904
Tony Guinness 9065 7079  0429 657 004
 John Hewett  9063 2480  0427 632 480

Corrigin East Brigade

NamePhoneMobile Phone
Tim George 9065 5045 0427 655 045
Kim Courboules  N/A 0427 632 624
Bruce Talbot 9063 2132 0427 632 224

Corrigin Central Brigade

NamePhoneMobile Phone
Garrick Connelly 9063 2286 0428 928 038
Adam Rendell 9063 2291 0427 632 291

Firebreak Order

Notice to all Land Owners and or Occupiers of land within the Shire of Corrigin.

Pursuant to the powers contained in section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, you are hereby required on or before 31 October each year to plough, scarify, cultivate, spray or otherwise clear and thereafter maintain free of all inflammable material until 15 April firebreaks in the following dimensions, on the land owned and occupied by you.

1. Rural Land

1.1 Firebreaks of not less than 2.44 metres (8 feet) in width must be constructed along and within 20 metres of all external boundaries of the property owned or occupied by you. If any portionof the land adjoins a public road or railway line, a firebreak must also be constructed along that boundary.

1.2 Property in excess of 250 hectares shall have fire breaks positioned as necessary to divide land into areas not exceeding 250 hectares each completely surrounded by a firebreak.

1.3 Clear and maintain firebreaks at least 2.44 metres (8 feet) wide within 20 metres of the perimeter of any building or group of buildings, fuel tanks, hayshed or haystack, in such a manner as to fully encircle the structure/s. In addition to firebreaks a 20m wide low fuel zone isrequired to be maintained around any building or group of buildings, fuel tanks, hayshed or haystack. Low fuel means the removal of inflammable material, dead trees, leaf litter and trash and the removal of dead branches to a height of 1.5 metres from live standing trees. Grass is to be slashed to a height not exceeding 100mm.

 1.4 During any period when harvesting operations are being conducted, there shall be provided anoperational mobile firefighting unit with a minimum capacity of 500 litres of water located in orimmediately adjacent to the paddock being harvested. The responsibility to supply the unit isthat of the landowner/occupier.

2. Town Sites

2.1 Where the area of the land is 0.2 hectares (one half of one acre) or less, you shall clear all inflammable material on the land from the whole of the land.

2.2 Where the area of the land exceeds 0.2 hectares (one half of one acre), you shall clear of all inflammable material, firebreaks not less than 2.44 metres (8 feet) wide immediately inside all external boundaries of the land, and also immediately surrounding all buildings, haystacks and fuel ramps situated on the land, and also immediately  surrounding any drums or drums situated on the land which are normally used for the storage of fuel, whether they contain fuelor not.

General Provisions

The term “Inflammable Material” for the purpose of this notice includes bush (as defined in the Bush Fires Act 1954), timber, boxes, cartons, paper, and the like inflammable materials, rubbish and any combustible matter, but does not include buildings, green standing trees and bushes or growing bushes or plants in gardens or lawns.

If it is considered to be impractical for any reason to provide firebreaks in the position or adhere to the provisions required by this notice, the written approval of Council or a duly authorised officer must be obtained to prepare such firebreaks in an alternative position.

If permission is not granted by Council or a duly authorised officer you shall comply with the requirements of this order.

A “Harvesting/Total Movement Ban” includes harvesting and the movement of vehicles in paddocks, except vehicles carrying water to stock. Contractors carting lime, gypsum or fertilizer are allowed to enter into paddocks to unload at any time that there is a “Harvest/Total Movement Ban” in place on the condition that a manned fire unit with at least 500 litres of water is in attendance.

Harvesting is not permitted on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

The penalty for failing to comply with this order is a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1000) and a person in default is also liable, whether prosecuted or not, to pay the cost of performing the work directed by this notice, if it is not carried out by the owner or occupier by the date required by this notice.

Garden Refuse

Garden refuse may be burnt at any time; day or night, in a properly constructed incinerator designed to prevent the escape of sparks or burning material, provided it is situated not less than 2 metres from any building or fence and the area of 2 metres surrounding the incinerator is clear of flammable material.

Garden refuse and refuse on the ground may only be burnt between the hours of 6pm and 11pm and the fire must be completely extinguished by not later than midnight on that day. An area of 5 metres must be cleared all around the site of the fire and a person must remain in attendance at the site during the whole time that the fire is burning.

A person must not burn garden refuse at any place at any time when there is in force a fire danger forecast issued for that place by the Bureau of Meteorology in Perth of “catastrophic”, “extreme”, “severe” or “very high”.