Fire Bans

Total Fire Bans

On a Total Fire Ban day, it is illegal to light an open-air fire or conduct any activity that could start a fire.

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) is declared on days when fires are most likely to threaten lives and property. This is because of predicted extreme fire weather or when there are already widespread fires and firefighting resources are stretched.

TFBs are usually declared on the day before the ban takes effect. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you do not light a fire on a Total Fire Ban day. Check the Emergency WA website for current TFBs.

Occasionally TFBs may be declared outside of a fire season (such as in May or June) due to other factors such as higher temperatures and expected strong winds preceding a storm front.

Businesses, public authorities or industries may apply for an exemption for some activities, as long as conditions are met to ensure the activity does not start a fire. This includes religious and cultural ceremonies that involve the use of fire.

For more information, please visit the Department of Fire and Emergency website.


Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans

The Shire of Kent may declare a Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban when warranted by weather conditions.

For information about current bans, phone the Harvest & Vehicle Movement Ban Hotline on 9829 1247 or tune into ABC Radio. A SMS will be sent all registered SMS Alert users.

To register online for SMS Service for Harvest Bans, Community and Weather Updates please click the following link:

SMS Service Online Form