Current fire restrictions
Restricted Burning Period (Permits required) Commences 2 November 2019 until 1 December 2019.
Prohibited Burning Period in place from 1 December 2019 to 14 March 2020.
Permits to burn are required from 15 March 2020 until 26 April 2020 (inclusive). These dates are subject to change.
The annual Bush Fire Prevention Order (PDF 183KB) is sent out with your annual rates notice.
Please ensure that you read through the relevant section of the Bush Fire Prevention Order for your property type.
All properties are inspected yearly to ensure the required works are completed. Inspections begin 01 December 2019.
You are responsible for complying with the fire requirements on your property before this date.
Preparing for the upcoming fire season is everyone’s responsibility. No matter where you are located, there will be things you can do to help reduce the potential spread of bush fire.
Bush Fire Order Variations
If you want to carry out alternative measures to protect your property, you must apply for a Bush Fire Order Variation.
This form must be approved by your local Fire Control Officer, then submitted to the Shire of Capel for approval prior to 31 October 2019.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Firebreak Contractors 2019/20
The contractors listed below have lodged their details with the Shire of Capel for public reference purposes only and are not employed by or recommended by the Shire of Capel.
The Shire of Cape is not responsible for any works carried our if used in a private capacity. It is the responsibility of the land owner/occupier to ensure the works undertaken meet the standards required under the Bushfire Prevention Order.