Community preparedness

Emergency kitThe Shire is serviced by dedicated well trained emergency service volunteers, Bush Fire Brigades, volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and State Emergency Services.  These groups are supported by the Shire and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).  The volunteer St John Ambulance Service as well as numerous other community groups also service our shire.  They all do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they can't do it alone.  We must all embrace our individual responsibility to be prepared – in doing so, we contribute to the safety and security of our community.

Becoming more prepared in case of an emergency is easier than you might think. Whether it’s your home, your neighborhood, your place of business, or your school, you can take a few simple steps to prepare your community.

Household Emergency Plans

A hardcopy of the following resources are available from the Augusta and Margaret River Shire Administration Centres.

Neighbourhood Telephone Trees

Telephone trees provide a localised method for neighbours to give each other early warning of an emergency.

Animal safety

Just as we need to prepare our family and property in times of emergencies and natural disasters we also need to prepare our animals. More information in this regard is available on the Department of Fire and Emergency Services website. 

Hazard Reduction Burn Timetable Autumn 2019

Weather permitting and for a range of other reasons hazard reduction activities are subject to change. Hazard Reduction Burns are planned by the land managers and are indicative plans only.

DUE

LOCATION

TENURE

DONE BY

APR - MAY 2019 Alexandra Bridge (Fire Station Reserve)

Local Government
(Reserve 23973)

LG, Volunteers
APR - MAY 2019 Augusta (Blackwood Ave/Osnaburg St)

Local Government
(Reserve 39910)

LG, Volunteers
APR - MAY 2019 Augusta (Caves Rd/Bussell Hwy)

Local Government
(Reserve 47049)

LG, Volunteers
APR - MAY 2019 Cowaramup (Ellen Brook Rd) Local Government
(Reserve 47049)
LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

Cowaramup (Miamup Rd/Webster Rd)

Local Government
(Reserve 47049)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

East Augusta (Pericles St)

Local Government
(Reserve 39434)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

Margaret River (Wallcliffe Rd/Kevill Rd)

Local Government
(Reserve 12646)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

Margaret River (Railway Tce/Bussell Hwy)

Local Government
(Reserve 39689)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

Margaret River (Roxburgh Rd - Pony Club)

Local Government
(Reserve 18838)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

Margaret River (Bussell Hwy/Maxwell St)

Local Government
(Reserve 18720)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019

Margaret River (Kevill Rd West/Zani Pl)

Local Government
(Reserve 40264)

LG, Volunteers

APR - MAY 2019 Molloy Island (Dalton Way/Warrior Way) Local Government
(Shire Managed Reserve)
LG, Volunteers

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255

Emergencies

For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service

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