Preparing Small Lots for Bushfire Season

Small lots, under 4000m2, regardless of whether the land is vacant or has a building or other structures on it, must meet the following requirements by the Annual Fire Hazard Reduction Notice deadline.

All vacant blocks must have combustible material mowed or slashed to a maximum height of 7.5cm. Plowing or rotary hoeing is not permitted.

Slashing machine

All vacant land must have wattle bush removed, unless a written application is made to the City and approved prior to the mid September deadline

Vacant Land

All buildings and structures must have a minimum of three meters clearance of all combustible materials.

All developed land must have wattle bush maintained to a maximum height of 2.5m and the canopy of the bush may not exceed the property boundaries.

Tree pruning


Old Greenough Shire 

Burning is prohibited from 15 October 2023 - 14 February 2024

Permit to burn broadacre is required from 15 February 2024 - 6 April 

Permit to burn required all year round within the gazetted fire district. 

Mullewa District

Permit to burn is required from 1 March - 15 March 2024

Open burning 16 March - 15 September 2024 (permits required from 16 September 2024)