Bush Fire Control

2017/2018 Bush Fire Season

Burning Times

Restricted 1 October 2017 – 13 November 2017
Prohibited 14 November 2017 – 7 February 2018
Restricted 8 February 2018 – 28 April 2018

Burning Permits

To obtain a burning permit during the required season, contact your local bush fire control officer.

Automatic Harvest Bans

An automatic harvest ban applies throughout the shire on Christmas Day & New Years Day.
No lighting of fires on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Bush Fire Control Officers

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - David Stacey 0427 886 045

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - Roger Butler 0427 884 065

Chief Executive Officer - Mark Hook 0429 207 855

Manager Works & Services - Peter Vlahov 0429 882 871

Contact Details
 PhoneFaxMobileAddress / Email
Wickepin        
Phillip Russell 9888 1097 9888 1007 0428 881 097 PO Box 41, Wickepin 6370
yarlomaDns@westnet.com.au
Townsendale        
Steve Rose 9888 4050 9888 4068 0429 884 050 PO Box 72, Wickepin 6370
rose@treko.net.au
Roger Butler 9888 4065 9888 4003 0427 884 065
PO Box 45, Wickepin 6370
rogwen7@bigpond.com.au
Trevor Leeson 9888 1113 9888 1150 0427 881 800
PO Box 13, Wickepin 6370
tkwleeson@westnet.com.au
Tincurrin/Toolibin        
Nathan Astbury 9882 7055 0427 474 191 PO Box 173, Narrogin
nathanastbury@live.com.au
Daniel White 9882 7031 9882 7020 0428 356 116 PO Box 140, Narrogin 6312
VEVOS@bigpond.com
Keith Parnell 9883 2024  9883 2064 0427 957 607 Post Office, Tincurrin 6361
kparnell@bigpond.com
Gordon McDougall 9883 2021 9883 2014 0427 832 014 Po Box 29, Tincurrin 6361
mcdbros@wn.com.au
Harrismith        
Wes Astbury 9883 1021   0427 831 021 Post Office, Tincurrin 6361
wesastbury68@bigpond.com
Yealering – 86 Gate        
Colin Coxon 9888 7095   0428 887 095 15 Roberts St, Yealering 6372
lyncol84@bigpond.com
Jim Hamilton 9888 7191 9888 7192 0429 890 066 PO Box 30, Yealering 6372
no email address
Tim Heffernan 9888 6041 9888 6008  0428 886 041 RMB 125, East Wickepin 6370
timlibheff@bigpond.com
David Stacey 9888 6043   0427 886 045 PO Box 1, Yealering 6372
dave_veronica@bigpond.com

 

Notice to all Owners and/or Occupiers of Land in the Shire of Wickepin.

Pursuant to the powers contained in Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954, owners and occupiers of property within the Shire of Wickepin are hereby required on or before 1 October 2017 and thereafter to 28 April 2018 to plough, scarify or otherwise provide and maintain firebreaks clear of all inflammable material at least 2.5 metres wide as follows:-

  1. Rural Land

    1. Inside the boundary of all land held by each owner or occupier, their firebreaks need not follow the perimeter of any paddock but will be acceptable following land contours in an endeavour to overcome water erosion; and
    2. To subdivide each holding into lots of no greater than 200 hectares; and
    3. To surround the homestead, out buildings and fuel storages on any such land.
  2. Townsite Land

    All lots within the townsites of Harrismith, Tincurrin, Toolibin, Wickepin and Yealering are required to be cleared and maintained free of all debris or inflammable material. Failure to comply with these requirements renders the owner or occupier liable to a penalty not more than $400.

 

 Fire Control Officers Listing

Fire Break Notice 

Safe Harvesting Practices

Total Fire Ban Fact Sheet 

Fire Chat

 

Bush Fire Uniforms

A reminder to Bush Fire Volunteers; Bush Fire uniforms are available from the Shire of Wickepin admin office with one free uniform per registered brigade volunteer. Come into the Shire to retrieve your free uniforms. Uniforms come in men's sizes 89L, 92R etc, and not S/M/L/XL. We recommend you come and try the uniforms on for the best fitting.

Why wear flame retardent uniforms

Care and maintenance for your uniforms

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