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 5000m2 are required to have a firebreak
  • If your property is less than 5000m2 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.

Burning periods and when you need a permit

Important note: While burning is permitted at certain times throughout the year, fire danger ratings and unseasonal weather conditions can override fire permits and burning periods.

Residents can burn potentially flammable materials on their property with a permit on the following dates:

  • 1 April to 31 May
  • 1 October to 30 November.

Residents on properties larger than 1200m2 can burn without a permit from:

  • 1 June to 30 September.

Residents cannot burn at all between:

  • 1 December to 31 March 

Residents cannot burn on a Sunday or Public Holiday under the City’s Health Environment, Animals and Nuisance local laws.

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.

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 9 October 2019