Shire of Murchison

Important Notices

Water Supply in Murchison Settlement


 A Restricted burning period is operational in the Shire of Murchison from  

1st October 2018 to 30th April 2019


Hazard Reduction Work – Bush Fires Act 1954

As a measure to assist in the control of bushfires or prevent the spread of a bush fire, all owners or occupiers of land within the Shire of Murchison are required to install and maintain firebreaks.

Rural Areas

Three metre wide trafficable firebreaks are required to be installed on the land and to be clear of all flammable material. All buildings require a minimum twenty metre clearance of all flammable material and graded/ploughed/hoed or chemical applied firebreaks should be installed at the outer edge of that clearance.

Advice Is Available

Advice on how to protect your home from fire, and when and how to burn off, is available from the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (CEO).  The CBFCO can be contacted at the Shire Office on 08 9963 7999.

Barbecues & Incinerators

Gas and electrical barbecues are permitted to be used at any time. 

Solid fuel barbecues, incinerators and camp fires are prohibited on days of VERY HIGH and EXTREME Fire Danger.

Burning Off

Burning is prohibited on days of VERY HIGH or EXTREME Fire Danger.


Information on Fire Danger Ratings is available at

Information on Alerts is available at

The ABC radio also issues information and alerts for your area.


Please note, that under the Bush Fires Act 1954, it is the land owner’s responsibility in the first instance to take all possible measures to extinguish a bush fire on your property.

If these measures prove in vain and you require assistance, contact your nearest Bush Fire Control Officer or the Shire Office.


Chief Bush Fire Control Officer                                     

Peter Dittrich          9963 7999 (business hours)

                                 9963 7977 (after hours)

                                 M: 0428 637 998

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (north)             

Quentin Fowler                       9963 7972

Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer (south)             

Tom Foulkes-Taylor              9963 7019

Captain  Volunteer Bush Fire Brgade                              

Stuart Broad                            9963 7310

Thank you for helping to keep the coming bush fire season event free.

 Peter Dittrich

Chief Executive Officer