2018/2019 Bush Fire Season

Burning Times

Restricted 1 October 2018 – 13 November 2018
Prohibited 14 November 2018 – 7 February 2019
Restricted 8 February 2019 – 14 April 2019

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 - Roger Butler - 0427 884 065

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer - Colin Coxon - 0428 887 095

Chief Executive Officer - Mark Hook 0429 207 855

Manager Works & Services - Gary Rasmussen 0429 882 871

 

Phone

Fax

Mobile

Address / Email

Wickepin

 

 

 

 

Philip Russell

9888 1097

 

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@gmail.com

Trevor Leeson

9888 1113

9888 1150

0427 881 800

PO Box 13, Wickepin 6370

tkwleeson@activ8.net.au

Tincurrin/Toolibin

 

 

 

 

Nathan Astbury

9882 7055

 

0427 474 191

PO Box 173, Narrogin 6312

nathanastbury@live.com.au

Daniel White

9882 7040

 

0428 356 116

PO Box 140, Narrogin 6312

dannepowie@gmail.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

  yealeringspray@westnet.com.au

Tim Heffernan

9888 6041

 

0428 886 041

RMB 125, East Wickepin 6370

timlibheff@bigpond.com

David Stacey

 

 

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 2018 and thereafter to 28 April 2019 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

Scheme Water during a Bushfire

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