Shire of Murchison

Important Notices

Water Supply in Murchison Settlement

Differential Rates 2016-17 

 Restricted & Prohibited Burning

A restricted burning period exists within the Shire of Murchison from 1 October to 31 October and a prohibited burning period from the 1st November to the 31st March the following year (inclusive).

Notice of restricted & prohibited burning periods

Restricted & Prohibited Burning Period Times

restricted burning period exists within the Shire of Murchison from 1 October to 31 October and a prohibited burning period from the 1st November to the 31st March the following year (inclusive).  Permits are required for burning of bush and grass any time during the restricted period.  Permits may be obtained from the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer Dianne Daniels (ph: 9963 7999);

Firebreaks must be installed and maintained between 1 October and 31 March the following year (inclusive) as requred by the Shire Firebreak Notice.

When & How to Burn

Barbecues & Incinerators

Gas and electrical barbecues are permitted to be used at any time.  Solid fuel barbecues and incinerators are prohibited on days of VERY HIGH and EXTREME Fire Danger and during the prohibited burning period.

Garden Refuse & Rubbish

During the restricted burning period, small heaps (up to 1 cubic metre) of garden refuse may be burnt on the ground between 6.00 pm and 11.00 pm, but only after a 5 metre wide firebreak has been cleared around the fire and at least one able bodied person is in attendance at all times.  A permit is not required.  Burning is prohibited on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME Fire Danger and during the prohibited burning period.

Advice is Available

Further advice on how to protect your home from fire, and when and how to burn off, is available from the Shire Office or the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer.  If you have any questions, contact them.  The safety of your whole community is at stake.

Fire Danger

No burning of any type is permitted, including incinerators, on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME fire danger.  If you are uncertain at what level the fire danger is at, contact the Shire Office or the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer.

In case of fire call 000

Dianne Daniels
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Murchison