It is the householders responsibility to ensure that flammable materials are stored safely. Burning off is not permitted within the Broome town site. Residents of Broome are able to dispose of garden refuse and rubbish at the Shire's tip free of charge.
Outside the Broome town site, burning for fire hazard reduction is permitted, only after a "Permit to Burn Bush" has been granted from a Fire Control Officer. During these periods of "Very High" and "Extreme" conditions, no fires are permitted with the exception of gas BBQs.
On days when the fire danger forecast issued by the Bureau of Meteorology is very high or extreme, certain legal restraints on the use of fire automatically come into force. These restraints, referring to fires lit in open air, include a fire ban on burning off even though a permit to burn may have been issued. The Bureau of Meteorology issues Bush Fire Weather Warnings.
Each year in May property inspections are carried out to determine fire risks. Notices are issued requiring firebreaks to be put in place or the land to be cleared of inflammable material from May and maintained up to and including the month of December. Fires outside the town site boundaries are banned during these times.
The Shire produces and publicises a Firebreak Notice each year, which contains the Shire fire hazard reduction requirements on all private land within the Shire boundaries. Information on these requirements can be obtained from the Shire office
Broome Regional Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade
The Broome Regional Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade meet once a fortnight for training and skills development in bush fire prevention and control.
The Brigade is always looking for new members. If you are interested in fun, fitness and a great social network, come along to assist in the safe keeping of your community. For further information please contact the Bush Fire Brigade Captain.