Do I need to get an exemption to carry out work during a TFB?
Yes - TFB exemptions will still be required for any other activity that is not prescribed in the
Bush Fires Regulations 1954 which could cause, or is likely to cause a fire, these activities include programmed hot fire training, rail grinding, and religious and cultural ceremonies.
How can I get an exemption?
An exemption may be granted if you can show you are taking proper steps to
prevent any fire spreading, and can control and put out any fire that may start.
Exemptions can cover specific times and locations and can be changed or
cancelled at any time.
Are there any activities I can conduct without an exemption on a TFB?
Recent changes to the Bush Fires Regulations 1954 mean industry,
business and public authorities no longer need to apply for an exemption to
carry out some activities during a TFB. These activities are blasting,
fireworks, gas flaring, hot work, road work (grading and bituminising), off-road
activity and catering activity. For information regarding the changes
Exemption Application Form
PDF format (587 KB)
Word format (93 KB)
Click here for a guide to completing the form and
where to send it (PDF - 644 KB)
Please forward your application to:
Post: P.O. Box 1174
PERTH WA 6844
Dependent upon operational priorities applications may take up to 4 weeks
to process. Applications should therefore be submitted a minimum of 4 weeks
prior to commencement of the activity/project.
You will receive a confirmation receipt regarding your application.