A Variation is a request vary the requirements outlined in the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice.

Do I need a Variation?

If you consider for any reason that it is impractical to meet the requirements on the Fire Hazard Reduction Notice, or if natural features render works unnecessary, you may apply in writing to the City of Kalamunda no later than 1 October, to request authorisation to employ other methods of fire prevention on your land.

An administration fee of $150 applies for applications received from 1 October.

Variation is only valid for the current season. If a property requires a variation, applicants are required to apply every year before 1 October.

Variations are reviewed and approved by the City of Kalamunda Chief Bushfire Control Officer. Any Applications that are incomplete wont be reviewed until all relevant information is provided. 

A variation belongs to the applicant. If a property is sold or has new tenants, the current variation becomes void. The new owner/tenant has 14 days to notify the City and apply for a new variation. The new variation is assessed based on the new application received. The City may not automatically approve a variation based on a previous application.

Variations may be withdrawn at any time by the City of Kalamunda Chief Bushfire Control Officer.

If permission is not granted for this application you must comply with all the relevant requirements of the Notice. If a variation is approved, the applicant must adhere to all of the conditions as specified by the Chief Bushfire Control Officer. If the applicant fails to adhere to the specified conditions, they may face penalties up to $5,000.

Apply for a Variation 

Read and Agree to the Terms & Conditions of requesting a variation as stated above.

Download a variation request application or alternatively, fill in the online form below and submit it the City before 1 October for your Variation to be considered.

e.g: 18/10/2019

Variation Property Information
I consider it impractical to clear or construct firebreaks and/or carry out other fire prevention work in accordance with the City Of Kalamunda Fire Hazard Notice issued in pursuant to Section 33 of the Bush Fires Act 1954 at:
Property Use:*
Property Sketch

Please provide a map showing the area for the required variation, you can download maps from Note: PDF/JPEG will be accepted

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By submitting this form I am aware I will be contacted regarding the payment of the $150 administration fee before the application will be assessed.
I have read and understood the requirements/conditions of a Variation to Fire Hazard Reduction Notice:*

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