Notice of public advertisement of planning proposal 02
Oct 2015
Planning and Development Act 2005 The Shire of Wyalkatchem has received an application to use...
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Still Soldering On 02
Oct 2015
A Night of Music and Laughter 17 October 2015: Wyalkatchem Town Hall (Tickets available at...
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Community Plan Consultation 01
Oct 2015
Community Plan Consultation The Shire of Wyalkatchem is revising the Plan for the Community and...
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Are you Bushfire Ready 25
Sep 2015
 ‘Are you bushfire ready’ seminar    Come along to meet your local volunteer...
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Wyalkatchem has many of the advantages of the city, while retaining its special small town feel - a caring community who work with Council to make our town that beaut place with the strange name.Wide spaces, magnificent night skies, no pollution, relaxed atmosphere - come and share with us the joys of living in or visiting Wyalkatchem.

Keep an eye on our new Public Notices page, under the Council tab for important Shire notices and calls for Expressions of Interest.



Fire Permits/Burning Information
estricted Burning Period: 19 September 2015 to 31 October 2015
Between these dates permits may be required to burn
, please contact the Shire if you are unsure about the regulations.
Prohibited Burning Period: 1 November 2015 to 7 February 2016
During this time all burning, including garden refuse, is prohibited during this period.
estricted Burning Period: 8 February 2016 to 22 March 2016
Between these dates permits may be required to burn
, please contact the Shire if you are unsure about the regulations.

The Water Corporation is prepared for bushfire season however we cannot guarantee that water pressure or water supply will be maintained in the event of a bushfire.

  • The Water Corporation will always do all that they can to maintain supply however fire damaged infrastructure or a cut to power can result in a total loss of water.
  • If scheme water is available during a bushfire it is a bonus for property protection efforts, but it is not something that can be relied upon.
  • People who plan to stay and defend their property during a bushfire need to have their own independent water supply and pumping capability, and must not rely on the public water supply.
  • Full details about how to prepare for the bushfire season can be found on the DFES website.


Wyalkatchem Fire and Weather 

Fire Rating

Weather Situation

A surface trough near the west coast will remain near stationary for the next couple of days, before moving eastwards on Tuesday. A cold front will move over southwestern parts of the state on Wednesday.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Sunday 11 October

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly in the late afternoon then tending east to southeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.

UV Alert from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]