Current fire restrictions
Open Burning Season
The burning season is open from 1 May 2020. Residents will be able to conduct hazard reduction burns on rural properties. Please exercise caution and stay safe.
It is your responsibility to undertake burns in a controlled manner. Here are a few things you should do:
- Check the weather conditions – make sure the wind isn’t over 19km/hr
- Notify your neighbours and local fire control officer
- Prepare the burn area, make sure fuel loads are manageable, check all firebreaks and ensure at least 3 people in attendance with sufficient water supply.
- Burn after 3pm.
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.