Arson has the potential to destroy the environment and property, as well as injure or kill people. Find out what you can do to help protect your community.

How to report suspicious behaviour

Seen something? Know something? Say something.

Help catch arsonists before they strike.

If you observe any suspicious behaviour, call 000 immediately. If you suspect someone of arson or fire lighting, make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. All information received is treated in the strictest of confidence.

Rewards of up to $25,000 are offered for reporting information that leads to the identification and conviction of arsonists. The rewards are made available through the State Government and the Insurance Council of Australia’s Arson Reward Scheme.

Make a report online

Did you know? People who commit bushfire arson are not always strangers. They often live and work in local communities. If you have concerns about a member of your family, a friend, or a colleague, they might need help.

What to look for and report

If you are suspicious of a person or a vehicle, write down the following details:

For vehicles
For individuals

Extinguish arson poster

DFES encourages you to print out the Extinguish Arson poster and place it in and around your community, business or workplace.


More Information

Arson attacks on business premises

Find out how arson can affect your business and steps you and your employees can take to prevent it.

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Arson attacks at schools

Help reduce fires in schools by becoming active in your local School Watch program.

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Arson attacks on vacant buildings

Empty and unsecured buildings are a prime target for the vandal or arsonists. Find out how you can secure your building from an arson attack.

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Fire investigation and analysis

Find out about the work undertaken by DFES Fire Investigation Officers to investigate fires in Western Australia and the types of fires they will attend.

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About arson

Arson is willful, unlawful intent associated with deliberate lighting. Find out about the facts and what motivates an arsonist.

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