Emergency Management

Fire management is a critical issue particularly in the rural parts of Collie.

Shire of Collie enters its Restricted Burning Period on 2 November until 14 December 2022. For full details view the 2022-2023 Shire of Collie Firebreak Booklet.

Notice Period 2022-2023
The Shire of Collie Firebreak order, information about bushfire precautions, information relevant to the use of camping and cooking fires, and proposed fire restrictions for each fire season are included in the 2022-2023 Shire of Collie Firebreak Booklet and Fire Prevention Supplementary Information.

Under Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 all owners of land are required to comply with the Shire of Collie Firebreak Order. Non compliance with the Firebreak Order may result in a penalty up to $5000.

The prohibited burning period for 2022-2023 is 15 December to 14 March and can be subject to change.
The Bush Fires Act 1954 provides for the proclamation of restricted and prohibited burning times.  Permits to burn during restricted burning times can be obtained only from a Fire Control Officer.

The restricted burning periods for 20222-2023 are from 2 November to 14 December and 15 March to 31 May.
Please also note, permits are required for all burning in the Restricted Burning Period.  Any changes made to the Prohibited Burning Period will be advertised via local media. Residents and landholders in rural areas are encouraged to join local volunteer fire brigades to better understand the effects of fire and the importance of working together to prevent and fight fires.

Fire Control Officers
Chief Bush Fire Control Officer Julian Martin 0409 884 291
Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer Kohdy Flynn 0476 850 076
Firebreak Inspection Officers Community Rangers 0408 931 274

Collie Community Rangers 0408 931 274
Collie Shane Hickson 0429 114 807
Allanson Kohdy Flynn 0476 850 076
Buckingham Graeme Pilatti 0407 779 172
CollieBurn/Cardiff Neil Waywood 0429 114 837
Harris River Michael Hart 0429 345 507
Williams Road Tristan Gulvin 0427 005 734
Worsley Graham Genev 0437 883 589
ColliePreston Alex Price 0429 591 614
Mungalup Road Community Rangers 0408 931 274

Local Hazard Reduction Contractors
Rod Cross 0409 889 298
MKJ Lawnmowing 0409 295 245
Terry Kowal (Rural) 0428 533 469
Neil Fraser 0428 342 775
Eric Martin 0408 922 348
Leprechaun Lawns & Landscaping 0451 225 042
Greeny’s Garden Maintenance 0455 616 689

Useful links:

Shire of Collie Bushfire Brigade Guidelines
Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Shire of Collie – Bushfire Fact Sheet
Bushfires and Your Water Supply
Survival Plans

Bushfires are a naturally occurring event and the Australian vegetation has evolved to not only depend on, but, encourage bushfires for regeneration.   Bushfires are extremely unpredictable, and occur without warning every summer.  The only certainty is that, if there is bush, there will be a bushfire at some point.

Bushfire Fighting Vehicles in the Shire of Collie
Currently there are 8 Volunteer Bushfire Brigade firefighting vehicles in the Shire of Collie.  In the event of a bushfire you cannot be guaranteed to have bushfire fighting vehicle(s) at your property.  Also due to the road access to some houses fire fighters would not be deployed to protect houses which may endanger fire fighters’ lives.