Burning Restrictions

Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times

Following are the REGULAR Restricted and Prohibited Burning Times for the Shire of Williams (subject to possible variation depending on each bushfire season):

Restricted: September 23rd to March 29th - PERMITS REQUIRED

Prohibited: November 1st to February 14th - NO BURNING AND NO FIRES

Festive season automatic harvest bans: 25th & 26th of December and 1st of January each year.

For more information on 'Bushfire & Smoke Alerts' please consult the Department of Parks and WildlifeTheir info on 'Prescribed Burns' is available here.

Harvest Ban / Vehicle Movement Ban SMS Service

If you'd like to get an SMS each time a ban is imposed in the Shire of Williams, contact us to be put on the list.
You will also be notified of any variation to the restricted/prohibited burning periods.
To be able to implement this, we must have the following details from you:
          1. First Name
          2. Last Name
          3. Mobile phone number
          4. The farm or company name you work for (if applicable)

You need to do this only once, and will remain on the list until we receive your request to be removed. To request removal from our SMS list, simply 'Reply' to one of the SMSs with the word 'Unsubscribe'.

Unless unsubscribing, please do not reply to a harvest ban SMS with a message of your own, as these are be monitored.

There is also a Harvest Ban Hotline on 9885 1588, where a recorded message will inform you of the current status relating to Harvest/Vehicle Movement Bans.

Whats App

The Shire of Williams Fire Whats App service is the most common fire message service used. This is used to relay fire messages amongst key personnel. This membership is monitored by the Shire/Brigade.