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Total Fire Ban for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas, Mandurah, inland parts of the Central Wheatbelt and the Central West for Monday
Sunday 6 February 2011 – 6:35 PM
Total Fire Ban for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas, Mandurah, inland parts of the Central Wheatbelt and the Central West for Monday
 
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Monday 7 February for Perth, Perth hills and surrounding areas, Mandurah, inland parts of the Central Wheatbelt and the Central West.
 
This includes:
  • Perth Metropolitan area, Perth hills and neighbouring shires of:
    • Chittering
    • Gingin
    • Murray
    • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
    • Waroona
    • Shire of Toodyay
  • City of Mandurah
  • Shire of Beverley
  • Shire of Cunderdin
  • Shire of Dowerin
  • Shire of Goomalling
  • Shire of Northam
  • Shire of Quairading
  • Shire of Tammin
  • Shire of Wyalkatchem
  • Shire of York
  • City of Geraldton-Greenough
  • Shire of Carnamah coastal part
  • Shire of Chapman Valley coastal part
  • Shire of Coorow  coastal part
  • Shire of Dandaragan  coastal part
  • Shire of Irwin
  • Shire of Northampton  coastal part
  • Shire of Carnamah inland part
  • Shire of Chapman Valley inland part
  • Shire of Coorow inland part
  • Shire of Dandaragan inland part
  • Shire of Mingenew
  • Shire of Moora
  • Shire of Morawa
  • Shire of Mullewa
  • Shire of Northampton inland part
  • Shire of Perenjori
  • Shire of Three Springs
  • Shire of Victoria Plains
On Monday, 7 February between 12.01am until 11.59pm any activity that could start a fire is banned.
 
This means
  • you must not light or use any fires in the open air
  • 'hot work' such as metal work, grinding or the like is not allowed unless you have an exemption.
If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks as long as you have a firefighting vehicle on site with, a minimum of 400 litres of water.
 
You could be fined up to $25,000 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
 
 

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