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Restricted Burning Period

This Shire of Capel wishes to advise that from the 29th March 2017 we will be entering into our Restricted Burning Period (Permits Required to Burn) through until the 26th April (inclusive).

Initially however, permits will only be issued to farmers for genuine pasture burns only. Farmers will need to contact their local Fire Control Officer to obtain a Permit to Burn and then register their permit number and details with the Shire’s reception team by calling 9727 0222 during business hours.

General burning of the bush, or piles of “pushed up” material will not be permitted until conditions change further so as to sufficiently decrease the likely rate of spread of fires. Notice will be given when this change has occurred.

The Restricted Burning Period is a great opportunity to clear out dead branches, tree limbs etc. from your land without having to take them to landfill. This in turn helps you to reduce the potential fuel load on your land for the next fire season, and reduce any potential flying debris for the coming winter storm season, keeping you and your family safer. For more information regarding preparing your property for these situations, visit the ‘Are You Prepared?’ section of our website.

Captivate Capel

The inaugural Captivate Capel event this April is set to transform the town into a hub of activity, with a team of artists bringing to life glimpses of the Shire’s history through murals being painted on Capel buildings.

The event will take place over two weeks commencing on April 8 through to the launch on April 22, with markets, community art workshops and an interactive walking tour all kicking off from 10am-4pm.

Some of the South West’s most talented artists will create artwork on businesses, Shire buildings, cafes and local shops and everyone is being encouraged to get involved.

On Saturday, April 22 there will be a community art project taking place on the Shire’s water tank behind the Capel Community Centre with artists lending a helping hand to avid painters. Artists will be at the Retro Caravan called “SHOUT” to ask everyone to help paint it to suit the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Be astonished as you watch Phil “Paint Storm” Doncon as he break dances to the sound of music… while he paints! If you like solving puzzles, walk around and fill in the crossword, there are two and one is for primary school students. There are Act, Belong, Commit prize packs to be won.

This will be a perfect day to get active, be inspired and to get creative, commit to coming along and belonging to our community.

There is something for everyone to take part in with laser tag for the whole family to enjoy, a skate/scooter/BMX competition will also get underway in the Capel Civic Precinct with a DJ, and a bouncy castle will be on offer for the younger ones.

Please click on the flyer below for more information.


Arson – If you see something, say something

In light of the recent spate of suspiciously lit fires between the City of Bunbury and Shire of Capel districts, it seems timely to remind all residents and visitors to the area that if you see something suspicious/someone acting suspiciously, we ask that you please report it to Crime Stoppers – your information could potentially be life saving.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted on 1800 333 000 (24 hours) or you can lodge a report anonymously online via the Crime Stoppers website.

As always, in the event of a fire or life threatening emergency, call 000 for emergency assistance.

Capel SHOUT Retro Blast!

The Capel Branch of the Country Women’s Association WA (Inc.) will be holding the following event this October – don’t miss it!

Capel SHOUT Retro Blast

October 21st 2017
9.30am to 2.30pm – Stalls and Displays
6.00pm to 11.00pm – Dinner Dance
Capel Country Club

It’s a blast from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

“Wellllll! You make me wanna shout!”

It’s a free event for everyone – men, women and children.

Stalls, food, clothing, music, games, craft, art, car and caravan displays and a dance in the evening.
Come and join us wearing clothing symbolic of one of the decades.
At midday there will be “SHOUT” where everyone will groove along to Johnny O’Keefe’s version of “SHOUT”.
At 6pm there will be a ticketed dinner dance featuring the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with live entertainment throughout the evening.

This event is by the Capel Branch, Country Women’s Association of WA (Inc.)

School’s Out! INZONE Holiday Fun

The Shire of Capel’s INZONE School Holiday Program is coming up again. Please see the below flyer regarding the trip to Gravity Etc. in Dalyellup that is being held on the 19th April 2017 for 10-17 year olds. Registration is essential. For more details or to register contact Chloerissa in the Community Services division on 0428 176 032 or via email 

**Please note, all participants must have their parent/guardian sign the electronic waiver BEFORE the event, and a copy will need to be printed and brought with the participant on the day – Gravity will not permit you jump without this waiver having being signed. You can access the waiver form here **