Bush Fire Control

Your local Bush Fire Control Officers are:

Chief Bush Fire Control Officer
Damian Tomas 0429 010 574
Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer
Gary Huckstep 08 9686 4050 0428 864 050
Bush Fire Control Officers
Terry Gobbart (Gabbin) 08 9684 8042 0428 848 042
Steven Kett (Gabbin) 0488 939 810
Shaun Gratte (Gabbin)  0422 895 346
Brett Clark (Wialki) 0427 486 012
John Dunne (Beacon) 08 9686 1045 0427 861 045
Noel Miguel (Beacon) 0427 966 725
Brandon Lancaster (Beacon) 0487 861 063
Tim Cashmore (Cleary) 08 9686 6048 0427 926 684
Daniel Spencer (Bencubbin) 0474 479 373
Anthony Sachse (Welbungin) 0429 851 257
Stuart Putt (Welbungin) 0427 862 060
Ben Sachse (Welbungin) 0427 851 257
Craig Walker (Welbungin) 0428 851 098
Jack Walker (Bencubbin) 0439 488 235
After Hours (Shire) 0429 851 318
fire weather officers
Damian Tomas (South) 0429 010 574
Garry Huckstep (North) 08 9686 4050 0428 864 050
Jack Walker (Bencubbin) 0439 488 235

Burning Periods

Restricted Burning Period – 19th September to 31st October (permits required)

Prohibited Burning Period  - 1st November to 31st January (no burning)

Restricted Burning Period  - 1st February to 15th March (permits required)

Burning of Garden Refuse and Rubbish

The Burning of Garden Refuse Pursuant to the powers contained in section 24G (2) of the Bush Fires Act 1954, the Shire of Mt Marshall prohibits the burning of all garden refuse within its district during the Prohibited Burning Times. This prohibition applies to all persons within the Shire's district.

  • The burning of garden refuse or rubbish on the ground that would otherwise be permitted under Section 24F is prohibited absolutely on all land within the district during the Prohibited Burning Period.

Garden refuse and rubbish may be burnt at any time, day or night, in a properly constructed incinerator designed to prevent the escape of sparks or burning material.

During the restricted burning period garden refuse and rubbish burnt on the ground may be burnt only between the hours of 6 o’clock in the evening and 11 o’clock of the same day and must be completely extinguished no later than midnight on that day.