Fire Control Information

BushfireThe Fire Control Information Notice details measures land owners are required to take before 10 October 2023. The preventative measures outlined within the notice will make your property easier to defend if a fire does breakout. It will also reduce the risk of fires spreading if a bushfire is threatening the Shire. The notice is issued under Section 33(1) of the Bush Fires Act 1954. Penalties apply if residents are non-compliant.

Fire Control Information 2023 - 2024

Fire Control Information Frequently Asked Questions

The Bushfire Season is Upon Us

Important Dates

4 September 2023

Applications for individual Bushfire        Management Plan - Last Day!

1 October 2023

Applications for Variation to the Fire      Control Notice - Last Day!

10 - 17 October 2023

Fire Break Inspection;

Properties are initially inspected for      compliance to this Notice.

16 - 20 October 2023

Pt Henry Fire Break Inspection;

Properties are inspected for compliance to the Pt Henry Fire Management Strategy

10 October 2023 -

30 April 2024

Fire Break Compliance Period;

Properties are to be maintained to the  requirements of this Notice.

31 October 2023

Registrations of Licensed Storage Areas - Last Day!

Fire Warnings and Bans

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans and Fire Bans will be communicated via the Shire's SMS system, website and Facebook page.

Harvest Bans will be broadcast daily on ABC, 558AM and 630AM, radio at the following times over summer:

10:05am, 12:35pm, and 2:05pm weekdays, 12:35pm and 2:05pm weekends. 

For information on current Harvest Bans please phone the Harvest Ban Hotline on (08) 9835 1333.

If you are a farmer or a contractor and would like to receive SMS notifications, contact the Shire office on (08) 9835 1022 to register your mobile number.

A Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban applies to the whole Shire from 12.01am to 11.59pm on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.


All owners and occupiers are required to clear inflammable material from firebreaks on or before the 10 October 2023, and thereafter maintain the firebreaks, up to and including the 30 April 2024. If you would like to apply for a variation to this please complete and submit the Fire Control Information Variation Form to the Shire

Fire Control Information Variation Form

Point Henry Fire Control Information Notice

The Point Henry Fire Break Notice had a requirement added in 2015 that all development in the Point Henry Rural Residential area have the following elements brought up to state-wide policy standards over a five year period;

  • Compliant access/driveway, landowners must comply by 31st October 2016
  • Turnaround for heavy firefighting vehicles, landowners must comply by 31st October 2017
  • 20,000L dedicated water supply, landowners must comply by 31st October 2018
  • 20m Asset Protection Zone (APZ), landowners must comply by 31st October 2019

Fire Control Information Brochure

Please refer to the 2023/24 Fire Control Information brochure for specific fire break requirements based upon your land usage and/or location. You can download a PDF here or obtain hardcopies from the Jerramungup Shire office or Bremer Bay CRC.

Shire of Jerramungup - Fire Zones Map

Shire of Jerramungup - Fire Control Officers Contact Details

Shire of Jerramungup - Fire Control Information Variation Form

Shire of Jerramungup - Loading and Off Loading Site Form

For all matters relating to fire services please contact the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, Mr Alex Jones on 0429 361 034.