Firebreaks and variations

The City sends out its annual Firebreak Notice with the City's Rates Notice every year (see below). It is important all property owners and occupants read this notice and make themselves familiar with the requirements.

Some key points to remember are:

  • All properties over 5000 square metres are required to have a firebreak
  • If your property is less than 5000 square metres need to have their properties clear of flammable materials
  • If you require a variation to the firebreak requirements you must submit an application form by 1 October each year.

Apply for a fire permit

A permit to burn (set fire to bush on land in the City of Armadale) is required for the burning of any bush, large quantities of garden rubbish or refuse between 1 October and 30 November and 1 April and 31 May.

It is prohibited to burn on a Sunday or Public Holiday in accordance with clause 49 (2) (a) of the City of Armadale Environment, Animals and Nuisance Local Laws 2002.

You can apply for a Fire Permit from the City's Administration on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 3 to 4pm. Alternatively, please complete the application form downloadable below and submit via email, or in person, to the City at least three (3) business days prior to the intended burn period.

To obtain a permit please complete the application form below and submit via email, or in person, to the City at least three (3) business days prior to the intended burn period.

Once the application has been assessed, a copy of the permit and conditions will be issued to the permit holder, either by email or for collection from the City’s Administration Centre during office hours. 

More information and contact

More information about burning permits and when to burn is available in the guide below.

For information about general fire safety and fire danger ratings please visit the Bushfire safety page.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Page Last Reviewed 7 May 2021