Bushfire Information

In an Emergency call Triple 000.

If you require information regarding a bushfire incident or how to prepare your property, family or animals please go to: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/ 

If you require information regarding weather, please go to: http://www.bom.gov.au/ 

Total Fire Ban Fact Sheets

Fire Management Requirement Notice 2023-2024

The Fire Requirement Notice link is below for your convenience.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility as a property owner to meet the requirements under the notice by the due dates and if for any reason you are unable to meet these obligations please contact the Shire.

Fire Management Requirements 2023 - 2024

If you require clarification, please contact your local Fire Control Officer or the Community Emergency Services Manager Cindy Pearce on 9821 9999.

Annual Bushfire Compliance Inspections

The Shire of Katanning commences property inspections around the 1 November annually.

The purpose of the inspections is to assess landowners / occupiers compliance with the Fire Management Requirement Notice (linked above). All properties are to remain compliant until 30 April the following year.

Rangers will carry out the inspections and are appointed Bushfire Control Officers under the provision of the Bushfire Act 1954. The Act provides Bushfire Control Officers the authority to enter any land or building, including private property, in the performance of their duties.

Local Fire Control Officers

Local Fire Control Officers are listed on the last page in the Fire Management Requirements.

Katanning Volunteer Bushfire Brigades

Letter to Bushfire Brigade Member - Workplace Health and Safety Act 2000 (09/11/2022)

Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Guidelines and Operational Procedures (21/12/2023)

Australia is a country that relies heavily on volunteers for much of its community service. Local men and women who come together to provide a better and safer community for all who live there.

Being one of the driest places on the planet, Australia is prone to regular bushfires and the damage they cause. Many more lives, homes and businesses would have been lost if it wasn’t for the community members who volunteer for both town and bushfire brigades.

Katanning is no different.

Today, the town is well served by both a Volunteer Fire & Rescue Brigade, supported by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, as well as four strategically placed Volunteer Bushfire Brigades throughout the Shire which covers over 1500 km2.

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