Native Vegetation Clearing Exemptions

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If you intend to clear native vegetation, you will need to apply for a permit from the Department of Environment Regulation (DER), unless your works qualify for an exemption. Where the clearing is on or immediately adjacent to a Shire Reserve or Road Reserve the Shire must also be advised in writing prior to works being undertaken.

For detailed, up to date information and fact sheets please visit Department of Environment Regulation (DER) Clearing Permits page. 

Please note that the use of ANY exemption cannot occur within an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) unless under Schedule 6, Item 1 it is to clear firebreaks in accordance with the Shire’s bush fire notice, as listed on the Fire Information page.

For further assistance you can contact the DER on (08) 9333 7469, email or go to their website;