Frequently Asked Questions

Find some questions answered about fire and emergency listed below.

Check the Emergency WA website for current status and after 6pm to see if a ban has been declared for the next day.

Bans

TOTAL FIRE BANS: Tell me more...What is it? What is NOT allowed? How to check if there is one declared?
HARVEST AND VEHICLE MOVEMENT BANS: Tell me more...What is it? What is NOT allowed? How to check if there is one declared?

Important Dates

When are the restricted | prohibited burning periods in the City of Kalamunda?
When is the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice distributed?

Variations & Permits

VARIATIONS: What is it, Do I need to apply, How long is it valid for?
Am I able to burn? Can I burn without a permit? How do I apply for a permit?
What should I prepare prior to requesting a permit to burn?
What am I allowed to burn?

Fire Hazard Reduction Notice

What is the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice?
When do I have to comply with the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice?
What if I have declared rare Flora & Fauna (DRF) and/or Threatened Ecological Communities on my property?
How much of my property can I modify to comply with the current Notice?

Fire Hazard Assessments & Work Orders

Why are fire hazard assessments conducted?
Are Fire Officers allowed to enter my property without my permission?
How will I know if a Fire Control Officer has been on my property?
How will I be able to identify a City Fire Control Officer?
Can I book a fire hazard assessment in advance?
How will I know if my property complies with the current Notice?
Can I request an extension to my work order?
What happens if I am selling my property during this period?
Does the City provide a contractors list?
What happens if I do not complete the work in the Notice or in my work order?
What are firebreaks and why do I need one?
What is the best method to install Firebreaks to my property?
Why do I need to slash my grass to below 50mm?
Why do I have to reduce dead flammable material and what do 8 tonnes per hectare mean?
I have an issue with the verges and reserves, who can I speak to?
I have an issue with my neighbour's trees overhanging my fence and dropping leaves which creates a fire hazard on my property, what can I do?
Why am I being targeted for fire hazards?
How do I report a fire hazard?
What should I do with my mulch piles?
What should I do with my wood piles?
What should I do with my garden waste piles that I did not get to burn?

Burning & Fuel Load Management

What does it mean when you refer to ‘Fuel Load’?
Why is it important to manage fuel loads on my property?
What can I do if I don’t want to burn?
When can I use my fire pit, BBQ and/or smoker?
Where can I access information to help me plan my burn?

Preparing for Bushfire Emergencies

Why is it important to have a plan for bushfire emergencies?
Where can I access information relating to emergency alerts and warnings?
Does the City have an SMS service that alerts me of bushfires in the area?
Where can I access information to prepare my pets in the event of a bushfire emergency?
When should I call the SES?

Bushfire Infringements

What do I do if I have received a bushfire infringement that I do not agree with?

Your question not answered?

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