On-the-spot fire penalty
A $1000 on-the-spot fine has been introduced as part of Total Fire Ban breaches.
The State Government is introducing the new penalty as a deterrent.
In a statement from Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan, 76 fires were started last bushfire season on Total Fire Ban days when people ignored the rule and undertook
activities such as burn-offs, camp fires and using machinery that caused sparks like angle grinding or welding.
The Departments of Fire and Emergency Services and Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the police and local governments all have the authority to issue the penalties.
Repeat offenders can also face fines of up to $25,000 and/or 12 months in prison.
Visit emergency.wa.gov.au or call the Total Fire Ban hotline
on 1800 709 355 to find out if a total ban is in effect.