Total Fire Ban for Geraldton and parts of the Midwest Gascoyne today

Total Fire Ban for parts of the Midwest Gascoyne today

Tuesday 25 November 2014 - 12:00 AM

Total Fire Ban has been declared for parts of the Midwest Gascoyne today. 

This includes: 
• Greater Geraldton
• Chapman Valley
• Mingenew
• Morawa
• Northampton

Today, Tuesday 25 November 2014 any activity that could start a fire is banned. 

This means: 
• You must not light or use any fires in the open air 
• All open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed 
• Hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption 
• You must not undertake any other activities that may start a fire. 

If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes. 

You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban. 

For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit

If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line 1800 709 355. 

This information is also available by visiting