Fire, Road & Flood Alerts



Department of Fire & Emergency Services have updated their website to include new bushfire planning and preparation tools, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.

The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:

• When will you know to leave?
• Where will you go?
• Which way will you go?

If this is all people do, they will be more prepared than doing nothing. This approach is easy for all people to achieve.

After the questions are answered above, the website will direct you to take the next step, which is to seek out their Bushfire Preparation Toolkit. The Toolkit can be downloaded at

For further information please contact or 9395 9816.

Road Closures 

Following heavy rains and flooding in February the following roads remain closed to all traffic:

  • Bibiking Rd South: There is still water over the road and slowly subsiding. 

Please report missing signs or dangerous conditions to the Shire Office 9821 9999 or email

Drive to the conditions, obey all road signs and exercise caution. 

Road Works 

During the Month of October, Shire contractors will be working in the following locations –

  •  Scotchmans Road, Culvert and drainage rectification works
  • Coyrecup Road, Culvert and drainage rectification works
  • Lake Coyrecup Road, Culver and drainage rectification works
  • Smith Road, Roadworks
  • Nagal Road, Roadworks
  • Scotchmans Road, Roadworks

These works are part of the storm repair works funded by Western Australian Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

Katanning Nyabing Road (Drove St) - Adam St to Conroy St, Katanning

Main Roads WA ​Pavement Rehabilitation has been placed on hold until further notice, weather permitting.

Further information is available from Main Roads WA.

Cheviot Hills Road, Katanning

The Shire of Katanning works crew is currently progressing resheeting works on Cheviot Hills Road. The project will, baring poor weather conditions, progress from September to December. The scope of works will include vegetative clearing to ensure clear access for vehicles, installation of culverts to assist in drainage of the roadway, general table drain clearing and reforming, addition of new gravel to the surface of the road (this is the resheeting component), and installation of any required signage.

The road will be under traffic control for the duration. Please be mindful that whilst the Shire team are on site, this is their workplace. Please be mindful of these community members in the workspace whilst you are driving through, and please obey all regulatory signage and instruction of those in control of Traffic Management.

Emergency contact numbers:

Shire of Katanning - 9821 9999

Main Roads WA - 138 138

Western Power - 13 13 51

State Emergency Service - 132 500

Police/Fire/Ambulance Emergency - 000

Please visit Emergency WA for Emergency updates.

Please visit Main Roads Alerts for updates on roadworks, incidents & events.