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Burning Restrictions

Lighting fires on your property can be extremely dangerous. To help reduce the risk, prohibited dates are set according to seasonal conditions and may be adjusted.

Current Burning Restrictions

The Shire of Esperance is currently in a Restricted Burning Period, meaning permits are required to burn. 

Burning Periods

All zones except Urban Rural are in a restricted burning period. The Urban Rural zone will remain in prohibited burning, which means no fires are to be lit, until further notice.

Prohibited Burning Time

1 November until 15 February (Please note this has been extended from the original date of the 31 January)
No fires are to be lit in the open air during this time.

Restricted Burning Time

16 February until 15 March. (Please note this has been extended from the original date of the 1 February)
A permit is required to burn during these times until further notice. Permit Issuing Contacts can be found here.

Unrestricted Burning Time

16 March until 2 October. 
Fires can be lit without a permit. It is still common courtesy to notify your neighbours that you are burning.