Please click on the link to access the Firebreak Notice 2022-2023

Bushfire Control

Bushfire Services

In the event of an emergency dial 000

The Fire Information and Firebreak Notice link is below for your convenience.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility as a property owner or occupier 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.

If you require clarification please contact your local Fire Control Officer or the Shire on 9765 1200.

Safety Information

In the event of an emergency dial 000

For current alerts and warnings visit

Shire Contacts

Shire of Boyup Brook





Manager of Works

Jason Forsyth 9765 1200

0419 777 033

Works Supervisor

Calvin Brown  

0448 833 102

Chief Fire Control Officer

Tristan Mead

0497 671 340

1st Deputy

Ben Thompson

0427 673 072

2nd Deputy

Brad Skraha 0428 673 058

Bush Fire Control Officers 2022-2023

The following people are appointed as Shire of Boyup Brook Bush Fire Control Officers under the Bush Fires Act 1954, Part IV Division 1, Section 38 as contained in the above link.

Annual Firebreak Notice

The Firebreak Notice contains information on your responsibilities in regard to firebreak installation and fire prevention measures as well as Brigade contacts.

Important Dates

Restricted burning times (PERMITS REQUIRED)

  • 9 October to 20 November in each year, both dates inclusive and
  • 1 March to 30 April in each year, both dates inclusive.

Prohibited burning time 21 November in each year to 28 February the following year, both dates inclusive.

Note - Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times may be varied due to seasonal changes. Any changes will be advertised in a local newspaper circulated within the Shire's district. It is YOUR responsibility to check with the Shire of Boyup Brook or the Chief Fire Control Officer, to ensure you are aware of any variations.

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans are put in place when the Chief Bushfire Control  Officer identifies the use of engines, vehicles, plant or machinery as high bushfire risk activities during particular times of the day.

To receive SMS (text message) notifications of emergency information including movement bans, please contact the Shire Administration Office 9765 1200 or email to add your name and mobile phone number to the register. Please advise the Shire of any changes to your mobile phone details.

Are you bush fire ready?

Department of Fire & Emergency Services have updated their website to include new bushfire planning and preparation.

Dangerous bushfires can start at any time. It’s important to understand your risks and plan what you’ll do to keep safe when a bushfire threatens your home and family.

DFES refers to My Bushfire Plan which is a bushfire preparedness tool, providing you with one place to prepare, store, print, share and update your bushfire plan anytime, from any device.

One of the most critical and valuable things you can do is to make a bushfire plan. Take 5 minutes now to discuss these simple questions:

  • When will you leave?
  • What will you take?
  • Where will you go?

To prepare your bushfire plan, refer to DFES website 

  • Fire or life threatening emergencies: 000
  • Emergency Information: 13 3337
  • SES Emergency Assistance: 132 500

First and foremost, comply with the Annual Firebreak Notice. Visit DFES website at and read through the facts sheets and publications.

To help you prepare for a power outage during bushfire season Western Power have developed a brochure and short checklist which can be accessed here.