Bushfire Management

To report a fire dial 000.

Rangers are Fire Control Officers and administer the Bush Fires Act 1954, Regulations and issue permits to burn. If you have any queries about bushfire prevention and firebreaks contact Rangers on 08 9191 0999.

Burning Off Periods and Fire Permits

To obtain a Fire Permit, please contact Ranger Services on 08 9191 0999 or via email at ranger@sdwk.wa.gov.au.

Restricted Burning Period

The Restricted Burning Period commences on April 1 through to January 14 annually unless amended by Council due to seasonal conditions. A permit to burn must be obtained from the Fire Control Officer before any burning is carried out.

It is the householder's responsibility to ensure that their properties are free of flammable materials.

Fire Break Notice

A Fire Break Notice is served on all owners or occupiers of land within the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley advising they are required to have fire breaks or fire control measures. 

Fire Weather Forecast

Bush Fire Weather Warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

On a day when the fire danger forecast issued by the Bureau of Meteorology is very high or extreme, certain legal restraints on the use of fire automation come into force. These restraints, referring to fire lit in open air; include a ban on burning off even though a fire permit may have been issued.

Very high and extreme fire conditions - a total fire ban is in effect.