Bushfire and Fire Hazard Management

Bushfire

Fire can be devastating, we all need to play our part in managing and maintaining our properties to ensure the safety of ourselves and others.

If you see a bushfire, please phone 000 to report the situation to emergency services.

The City of Vincent has a responsibility to monitor and ensure compliance with the requirements of the Bush Fires Act 1954.

Property owners are annually required to reduce fire hazards prior to November 1 and maintain their property in that condition until April 30 the following year.

Compliance with bushfire hazard reduction strategies are legal requirements to reduce the likelihood and impact a bushfire may have on life, property and the environment.

Fire safety on your property

Prior to Fire Season the City publishes a Fire Break Notice each year to help regulate and manage fire related matters. It is recommended that all property owners and residents read through the notice each year which can be found here.

Please note that all flammable material must be slashed to a height of no greater than 5cm (500mm), any slashed materials must be removed to prevent the possibility of fire spreading.

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burning off green waste or other materials prohibited

The City's Health Local Law does not permit the burning off of any type of materials within the City of Vincent at any time.

If you need to dispose of unwanted materials or green waste, please phone the City's Waste Services team on 9273 6000. The City's Greens waste collection calendar will inform you of scheduled collections in your area and can be found here.

Information supplied by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services in preparing for Bushfire Season can be found below:

Department of Fire and Emergency Services advice:

Take five and have a fire chat

In a bushfire every five minutes counts. Bushfires are unpredictable and happen every year.

DFES has launched a new tool called Fire ChatIts concept is simple, just by talking with your family or loved ones about what you will do if a fire threatens your home and property, could save your life.

The five minute Fire Chat asks you to discuss three key questions:

  1. When will you know to leave?
  2. Where will you go?
  3. Which way will you go?

Even if you do not live within a bushfire prone region, it's important to be fire aware, and having a Fire Chat is a great first step to protecting your family.

For more information on fire safety and to obtain Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, visit dfes.wa.gov.au

We appreciate your ongoing support in keeping our City "Fire Hazard Free".

If you have received a Fire Notice or would like further information, please contact our Ranger Services team on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au