Gathering firewood

  • Only take fallen timber. You cannot cut down any standing tree, either dead or alive, or cut or break off any part of a standing tree for firewood. Felling trees can also damage adjacent vegetation.
  • Only collect firewood from areas shown on the maps provided.
  • A maximum of one tonne every 60 days may be removed (half a tonne approximately equates to a 6 x 4 trailer loaded 30cm deep).
  • Chainsaws must not be used on days of total fire ban or high fire danger.
  • Firewood can only be collected for private use. Selling firewood is not permitted.

Gathering domestic firewood in the Perth Hills

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Gathering firewood - Photo © DPaW

Between 1 June and 30 September you are only permitted to collect one load in any 60 day period.

You need to have a permit ('Authority') to gather firewood in the Perth Hills.
The Authority is valid for one visit only.

  • When purchasing the 'Authority', you will be asked to read and sign pdfthe conditions on both sides of the form20.2 KB.
  • These conditions are there to reduce the environmental impact of collecting firewood.
  • By signing, you are saying you understand and will abide by the conditions.
  • With the 'Authority', you will receive a receipt and a map of the area.
  • Failure to comply with the conditions may result in prosecution and penalties apply. Collectors without an 'Authority' and properly issued map may also be prosecuted.
  • Permits must be used within Four weeks of the expiry date—or by the end of the season if that is less then four weeks away.
  • pdfList of offices where 'Authority' can be purchased173.46 KB

For further information about gathering domestic firewood in the Perth Hills, please contact the district offices listed below.

  • Perth Hills District Office
    275 Allen Road MUNDARING 6073
    Phone (08) 9295 9100  I  Fax (08) 9295 9101
    Open 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
  • Perth Hills District Office
    Banksiadale Road DWELLINGUP 6213
    Phone (08) 9538 1078 I  Fax (08) 9538 1203
    Open 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

The fee is:

  • Summer season (1 November to 30 April) - $11.00
  • Winter season (1 May to 31 October) - $22.00 
    (Note: 1 June to 30 September only one load permitted in any 60 day period)

The following maps are provided as an indication of public firewood collection areas only.

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Pink enamel orchid - Photo © Tourism WA

Perth Hills firewood collection areas:

Winter 2017

Gathering firewood

  • Only take fallen timber. You cannot cut down any standing tree, either dead or alive, or cut or break off any part of a standing tree for firewood. Felling trees can also damage adjacent vegetation.
  • Only collect firewood from areas shown on the maps provided.
  • A maximum of one tonne every 60 days may be removed (half a tonne approximately equates to a 6 x 4 trailer loaded 30cm deep).
  • Chainsaws must not be used on days of total fire ban or high fire danger.
  • Firewood can only be collected for private use. Selling firewood is not permitted.

Gathering domestic firewood in the south-west

Firewood - Photo © Commonwealth of Australia

You do not need a permit ('Authority') to gather firewood in the south-west.

For further information, please contact your local district office:

Busselton – Blackwood District Office
14 Queen Street BUSSELTON 6280
Phone (08) 9752 5555 Fax (08) 9752 1432

Collie – Wellington District Office
147 Wittenoom Street COLLIE
PO Box 809 COLLIE 6225
Phone (08) 9735 1988 Fax (08) 9734 4539

Donnelly District Office
Kennedy Street PEMBERTON
PO Box 20 PEMBERTON 6260
Phone (08) 9776 1207 Fax (08) 9776 1410

Frankland District Office
South Coast Highway WALPOLE 6398
Phone (08) 9840 0400 Fax (08) 9840 1251

Collection areas

The following maps are provided as an indication of public firewood collection areas only.

Blackwood District firewood collection areas

Wellington District firewood collection areas

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Beetle  family Lucanidae - Photo © J Farr, DPaW

Donnelly District firewood collection areas

Frankland District firewood collection areas

Purchasing firewood

Commercial firewood operations are managed through contracts administered by the Forest Products Commission. 

Information on where to purchase firewood sourced from sustainably managed, approved forest harvest operations and approved local firewood suppliers is on the Forest Products Commission website