Property Owner Information


Restricted and Prohibited Burning Periods

Dates are inclusive. Please contact your local Fire Control Officer to obtain a Permit to Burn during the restricted burning periods. Current contact details for the brigades can be found here

  • 19th September 2022: Commencement of Restricted Burning Period.
  • 1st November 2022 to 14th February 2023: Prohibited Burning Period.
  • 15th April 2023: Close of Restricted Burning Period.
  • Easter 7th April – 10th April 2023: Burning prohibited


Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans and Total Fire Bans

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans
On days of high fire dangers, the Shire may impose a Harvest and/or Vehicle Movement Ban. When one of these Bans has been imposed, you cannot conduct any harvesting activity or operate any internal combustion engine unless on a formed road or the driveway to your property.

The Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup has been split into two zones for the purpose of imposing harvest bans and mopping up operations. The zones are known as EASTERN ZONE and WESTERN ZONE, with the boundary between the two zones being the Great Southern Highway. Any harvest ban imposed on a specific zone will also include both townsites by default. Please refer to the map below for more information.

Total Fire Bans

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) is declared by the Department of Fire & Emergency Services on days when fires are most likely to threaten lives and property. This is because of predicted extreme fire weather or when there are already widespread fires and firefighting resources are stretched.

Occasionally TFBs may be declared outside of a fire season (such as in May or June) due to other factors such as higher temperatures and expected strong winds preceding a storm front.

This Ban prohibits any activity likely to cause a fire but does not include agricultural activities. To find out if a Total Fire Ban is in place or for more information call the DFES Total Fire Ban Information Line on 1800 709 355 or visit the DFES Total Fire Ban information page

Broadcasting of Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans and Total Fire Bans

Shire Harvest Ban Hotline: 08 9825 1042
Recorded message noting bans in place in the Shire. The Shire’s Harvest Ban Hotline is updated as soon as information is received and should be used as a reliable source of information.

ABC Radio
ABC will broadcast harvest bans every day at 10.05am, 11.05am, 12.35pm and 2.05pm.  Local radio frequencies for ABC are 630AM or 558AM.

SMS Emergency Notification Service
The shire uses an SMS notification system to communicate updates on emergencies, road closures, harvest and vehicle movement bans and any other advice as required. Please contact the Shire office on 08 9825 3555 to request addition to the free service, or email providing your full name and mobile number. 


Please do not rely on only one method of advice for Harvest Ban notification. A number of areas of the Shire have limited mobile reception. SMS messaging is not always an effective form of notification. 

If you feel weather conditions are deteriorating but have not received advice of a ban through text message or radio broadcast, please contact your Brigade Fire Control Officer or check the Harvest Ban Hotline.


Fire Break Order 2022-2023
The current Fire Break Order booklet link is below for your convenience.

Fire Break Order 2022-2023

Please be aware that it is your responsibility as a property owner to meet the requirements set out under this notice. If for any reason you are unable to meet these obligations, please contact the Shire.


Annual Property Compliance Inspections
Officers authorised under the Bush Fire Act 1954 will be conducting inspections prior to and during the fire season to ensure compliance. Officers and contractors can legally enter your property for this purpose.

For more information on keeping your property compliant for the fire season, please see pages 6-7 of the current Fire Break Order 2022-2023