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Gathering domestic firewood in the Perth Hills

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 purchased132.61 KB
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Gathering firewood. - Photo – DBCA

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

  • Perth Hills District
    275 Allen Road MUNDARING 6073
    Phone (08) 9290 6100  I  Fax (08) 9290 6101
    Open 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
  • Dwellingup work centre
    Banksiadale Road DWELLINGUP 6213
    Phone (08) 9538 0000 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.

Perth Hills firewood collection areas:

Summer 2019-20