The City of Canning works hard to make sure fires are prevented throughout properties, homes, and bushland.

The City requires all land owners and occupiers to comply with the Annual Fire Hazard Reduction Notice (PDF 670KB) / Simplified version (PDF 4MB) year round.

The Annual Hazard Reduction Notice is provided via mail with annual residential rates notices. It is also advertised through the local newspaper and uploaded to the City website. Penalties for non-compliance apply.

Firebreak and fire hazard inspections

Firebreak and fire hazard inspections are conducted by authorised fire control officers. The inspections are to ensure compliance with the Annual Fire Hazard Reduction Notice (PDF 670KB) / Simplified version (PDF 4MB). All owners and occupiers of land within City must complete and maintain adequate fire hazard reduction measures.

For more information or advice, contact us on 1300 422 664.

Firebreak / Fire hazard contractors

Visit the Firebreak / Fire hazard contractors page contractors for a list of locals who can assist landowners to comply with the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice.

Approval to Burn

Download the appropriate approval to burn form:

For more information, visit the Approval to Burn page.

Fire hazard reduction in Bush Forever sites

Bush Forever plans for the conservation of bushland and biological diversity on the Swan Coastal Plain. The City of Canning is home to six Bush Forever sites.

The City works with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to Bush Forever areas from fires. This includes undertaking annual fire mitigation works to reduce the potential fire hazard in these areas.

This program includes:

  • installation and maintenance of firebreaks
  • the control of weeds
  • slashing and mowing
  • selective tree and canopy pruning.

Living near bushland

Residents living near bushland are encouraged to takes actions to reduce the risk of fire to their home. The more you prepare your property the better the chance it will survive a bushfire, even if you are not there.

Visit the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website to learn what you can do to protect your home.

Bushfire prone areas

Bushfire prone zones are areas identified by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). These areas are at risk of a bushfire. If you live in a designated bush fire prone zone, you may be subject to additional planning and construction requirements.

Visit DFES's Bushfire Prone Areas page to learn more.

Total fire ban

A Total Fire Ban effects everyone, whether you live near bush or in a built-up area. They are declared when fires:

  • will be difficult to control
  • are most likely to threaten lives and property
  • when widespread fires are impacting the availability of resources.

When a Total Fire Ban is declared, it prohibits the lighting of any fires in the open air and any other activities that may start a fire, such as:

  • hot works (welding, grinding, soldering, gas cutting)
  • all open solid fuel fires for cooking or camping
  • use of incinerators and other activities.

For more information, please visit DFES's Total Fire Ban page.

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