Changes to Bushfire Warnings

Published on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 10:55:33 AM

From September 14th 2021, the bushfire warning colours on Emergency WA are changing.

The changes are the first step in WA’s adoption of the Australian Warning System (AWS). This means you’ll receive consistent bushfire information no matter where you live, work or travel.

While the warnings may look different, they still mean the same thing:

🟡 Advice – There is no immediate threat to lives and homes. Be aware and keep up to date.

🟠 Watch & Act – There is a possible threat to lives and homes. You need to leave or get ready to defend.

🔴 Emergency Warning - There is a threat to lives and homes and you need to take immediate action to survive.

As well as new bushfire warning colours, Emergency WA will show warnings in an ‘accordion’ format, making it easier for you to quickly find info such as road closures and evacuation centres.

To see the changes in action

Back to All News