DFES - Department of Fire and Emergency Services
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How will I know if a Total Fire Ban has been declared?

Check the following resources to see where Total Fire Bans are in place:

  • By visiting the Emergency WA website at www.emergency.wa.gov.au
  • By calling 13 DFES (133 337)
  • By calling the TFB Hotline 1800 709 355
  • By listening to ABC local radio and other media outlets
  • By following DFES on Twitter www.twitter.com/dfes_wa
  • By following DFES on Facebook facebook.com/dfeswa
  • Displayed on Main Roads WA Variable Message Signs, where possible (see image below)
  • Displayed on local government roadside Fire Danger Rating (FDR) signs


VMS Highway Sign
Above: A Variable Message Sign on Canning Highway in Applecross
indicating a Total Fire Ban for the Perth metropolitan area.