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Online Form - Automatic Fire Permit

The Shire of Gingin is trialing the provision of Automatic Fire Permits electronically. These types of permits allow you to automatically receive approval from a Shire officer at the Shire of Gingin without having to gain approval from a Fire Control Officer if you are only lighting a small fire. These permits are applicable for the following types of burning purposes:

  • BBQs
  • Fire pits
  • Burning of garden refuse
  • Any other fires not larger than 2 cubic metres (2m x 2m x 2m) 

This permit is NOT VALID for: 

  • Stubble Burn
  • Bush Mitigation Burn
  • Bon fires
  • Any other type of fire larger than 2 cubic metres (2m x 2m x 2m)

To apply for a permit for larger burns, click here

Permit Conditions

It is a condition of applying for this permit that the following be undertaken/observed prior to lighting: 

  • Notify the DFES Communications Centre of your planned burn 24 hours prior by calling (08) 9395 9209
  • Notify all your neighbours with a common boundary of your planned burn. 
  • This permit is not valid on Sundays or public holidays or on days where the forecast Fire Danger Rating (FDR) is going to be VERY HIGH, SEVERE, EXTREME or CATASTROPHIC or when a TOTAL FIRE BAN or HARVEST, HOT WORKS & VEHICLE MOVEMENT BAN has been declared. 
  • At least 1 person must remain in attendance for the duration of the burn (BBQ or Fire Pit) or 3 people for a garden refuse burn until extinguished. 
  • Once the Shire receives your permit application, your permit is not valid until you have been contacted by a Shire of Gingin officer to provide confirmation that your application has been approved and a permit number provided to you. It is advisable therefore, to keep in mind that the Shire operates Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 4.30pm. Permits will not be granted for Friday evening and the weekend if received after 12pm on any given Friday during the Restricted Burning Period when permits apply. Please allow at least 24 hours for your permit to be approved. 

Conditions of Automatic Fire Permit

Additional Notes

  • Your permit is not valid during a declared Prohibited Burning Period (typically 22 November to 28/29 February annually in the Shire of Gingin) and is issued subject to the provisions of Section 46 of the Bush Fires Act 1954. It may be revoked or suspended by a Bush Fire Control Officer if, in their opinion, the fire (if lit) would become a source of danger. 
  • A Bush Fire Control Officer is not compelled to inspect an area to be burnt before issuing a permit to burn. The onus lies on the permit holder not only to comply with the provisions of the Bush Fire Act 1954 but also to ensure there is no danger of the fire escaping. The issue of this permit in no way affects that responsibility. 
  • This permit to burn does not allow you to breach the requirements of other legislation such as the Health Act 1911 or the Environmental Protection Act 1986. It is an offence to cause a smoke nuisance to persons or to cause pollution with excessive smoke. It is also an offence to burn tyres, plastics, chemicals or similar material which would cause thick or toxic smoke.  
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Shire of Gingin Offices


7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au


255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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