Planned burning on your property

If you own or manage land in Western Australia it is your responsibility to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting it, reducing fuel increases the chances of your property surviving a bushfire. 

The more fuel available to a bushfire, the hotter the fire can burn and the harder it is to control.  Flammable material such as leaf litter, fallen branches, dead grasses and shrubs provide fuel for fire, allowing it to grow more quickly and burn at higher temperatures. This increases the likelihood of damage to your property, neighbouring properties and the environment. In comparison, reduced fuel levels assist not only in reducing how quickly a fire can spread, but it also reduces its spotting distance (how far the fire can jump).

Planned burning is a particularly efficient way to remove fuel over larger areas. When used appropriately, it generally results in less environmental disturbance than other methods. Many native plants and animals can also benefit from periodic fire. The following resources are designed to help you Burn SMART, please click the images to be redirected to the DFES website.