Prescribed Burning by the City

About prescribed burning

Prescribed burning is an important part in reducing bushfire risk throughout the City. Burning is undertaken as a last resort treatment option to efficiently reduce a bushfire risk to the community.

Planning for burns is undertaken by the City well in advance of the bushfire season. Burns only commence during ideal times of the year with favourable weather conditions to ensure the safety of fire crew and nearby residents.
Burns in woodland areas are generally conducted in autumn. Burns in grassland areas are generally conducted during Spring for environmental benefits.
Planning for burns is documented and planned via a prescription completed by the City. This document lists the burn objective and fuel load reduction goals, as well as weather conditions required and numerous safety and notice requirements. These prescriptions are complex and take into account best practice standards from across Australia.

Proposed burn plans 

Once proposed burn plans are finalised, they will be added to this page.

More information and contact

Please contact the City's Fire and Emergency Management area for more information on proposed prescribed burning areas on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]



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Whadjuk Boodja
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Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.