Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021 at 8:24:48 AM


The Shire of Northam advises that the un-restricted burning period  has been extended and will continue until  Thursday 14th October  2021. Should weather conditions change significantly before that date this may be reviewed – please ensure that you keep yourself informed of any further changes (please visit the Shire of Northam website – www.northam.wa.gov.au)

The Shire would like to remind residents that despite the greenness of the vegetation in some areas, there is still a risk of your fire escaping and becoming a danger to our community.

Before you conduct your planned burn, please observe the following precautions 

  • Confirm it has been two days but no more than 10 days since it last rained (5mm or greater). You can check at bom.gov.au/climate/data.
  • Check for mild weather conditions for the next several days at bom.gov.au/places/wa.
  • Do not burn if strong winds and dry conditions are forecast.
  • Ensure all equipment is available and in good working order. Include a metal rake, shovel, hose or another source of water.
  • Confirm that the people helping you with the burn are still available.
  • Notify all neighbours no less than four days prior to burning. This includes neighbours separated by a road, lane or waterway. 

Any further changes to the unrestricted burning period will be published on the Shire of Northam website. For more information on how you can conduct your burn safely, please visit the Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Planned Burning information website


Please download the Burn Smart guide for more tips on how you can burn safely and continue to prepare your property over the winter burning season


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