Clearing for fire protection (building protection zones)

Fact sheet
Information on the shared responsibility of reducing bushfire risk in WA by implementing or improving building protection zones.
Last updated: 19 May 2023

This clearing regulation fact sheet provides information on clearing native vegetation around private property for bushfire prevention.

The Environmental Protection Act 1986 recognises the need to clear vegetation for fire protection purposes.

There is currently an exemption under regulation 5, Item 15 of the Environmental Protection (Clearing of Native Vegetation) Regulations 2004 from the requirement to obtain a permit to clear previously cleared native vegetation within 20 metres of a building, which applies except in environmentally sensitive areas.

Please download the document below.