Total Fire Ban for Central Wheatbelt, Great Southern, South Coastal and South East Coastal and Lower West Inland districts for Tuesday 29 December.
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for parts of the Central Wheatbelt, Great Southern, South Coastal and South East Coastal and Lower West Inland districts including the Perth hills.
This includes the following towns, cities and shires:
Central Wheatbelt shires of:
Great Southern - Town of Narrogin and the Shire’s of:
South Coastal and South East Coastal – City of Albany and the Shires of:
Lower West Inland (including Perth hills) – Cities of Armadale, Gosnells and Swan and the Shires of:
On Tuesday 29th December from 7am until 7pm any activity that could start a fire is banned.
That means if you live in any of the above listed shires, towns or cities:
· you must not move vehicles or equipment across a paddock
· you must not harvest
· you must not cook outside using an open fire
· ‘hot work’ such as metal work, grinding or the like is not allowed unless you have an exemption.
Ensuring the safety and welfare of people or animals (such as watering stock) has an automatic exemption, though a fire unit must accompany the activity.
You could be fined up to $25000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.
This information is also available by calling 1300 657 209 or visiting www.fesa.wa.gov.au