Shire of Goomalling

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Public Notice No. 13 - Lockdown easing

Latest update as at 05 February 2021

Pending no further local cases, the five-day lockdown for the Perth, Peel and South West regions will end as planned.

From 6pm, Friday 5 February the following will come into effect:

  • Perth and Peel will enter into a post-lockdown transition period until 12.01am, Sunday 14 February. This allows the full 14-day incubation period to run its course
  • South West will return straight to pre-lockdown conditions.

The post-lockdown transition period for Perth and Peel includes:

  • Wearing a mask when in public and while at work, unless exempt or for vigorous outdoor exercise
  • All businesses can reopen, except for the casino and nightclubs
  • 4 square metre capacity rule in place for businesses and venues, up to a maximum of 150
  • 150-person capacity at all events including weddings, funerals and community sport
  • Seated service only at hospitality venues
  • Dancing only permitted at weddings and dance studios
  • 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings
  • Visits to aged care and disability care facilities restricted to compassionate grounds
  • Residential school and boarding facilities can resume with a COVID Safety Plan
  • Only essential travel permitted in and out of the Perth and Peel regions to or from other parts of WA.

If you have essential reasons to travel to Perth, you must wear a mask and carry proof of your requirement to travel to Perth.   The Southwest is open as per pre lockdown conditions.

Under the post-lockdown transition measures, schools in Perth and Peel will start from Monday 8 February. Masks are required to be worn by all school staff and secondary students. They are not required for primary school students.

Masks are also mandatory for staff at childcare facilities, as well as students and staff in higher education including TAFEs and universities.   Teaching staff are permitted to remove their mask if teaching at the front of the classroom to enable clear enunciation.

People who need to leave the Perth and Peel region for essential purposes must wear a mask at all times in other regions of WA, as per the rules in place for Perth and Peel. 

Elective surgery at WA public hospitals will resume once the lockdown has ended, and people will be contacted directly to reschedule and rebook their appointments.

FIFO workers will once again be able to leave the Perth and Peel regions, but documentation will be required and they must follow strict health protocols.

Pre-lockdown requirements for the entire State still remain in place, including:

  • WA’s controlled interstate border arrangements
  • Mandatory contact registers for most WA businesses and venues
  • Capacity restrictions for major venues
  • Restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities.

Contact registers and SafeWA will continue as part of post-lockdown life. Currently, it is mandatory for most businesses to ensure a contact register is available for patrons.

From 6pm, Friday 5 February, it will also be mandatory for individuals to check-in at businesses required to keep a contact register. Individuals could face penalties if they fail to check in. As always, a common-sense approach will apply.


For support, call 13COVID (13 26843).


Prohibited Burning Period - Extended until 2nd March 2021

The Shire of Goomalling has entered the Prohibited Burning Period on Sunday 1 November 2020.  The Prohibited Burning Period has been EXTENDED until (and includes) 2nd March 2021. No permits will be issues before this time.

No burning is permitted during this period, including burning of garden refuse, camping or cooking fires.

Fire Breaks need to be in place

All properties are required to comply with the Shire of Goomalling Fire Break Order by 31 October each year.  This order was sent out with all rates notices and outlines the details relating to fire break standards and requirements.

Fire break inspections will be carried out throughout the fire season to ensure fire breaks are maintained until 31 March 2021.

Total Fire Bans

A Total Fire Ban may be declared by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) when severe weather conditions or widespread fires are seriously stretching resources within the region or across the state.

When a Total Fire Ban is declared it is illegal to do anything that may start a fire.  However, harvesting and normal farming practices are exempt during a Total Fire ban.

Harvest, Vehicle Movement & Hot Works Bans

The Shire of Goomalling will determine the need for a harvest, vehicle movement or hot works ban and advertise the ban on ABC Radio, RadioWest and via the Shire’s mobile phone SMS service.

There is an automatic ban on all harvesting, vehicle movement and hot works on all public holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia Day.

Shire of Goomalling

32 Quinlan St  |  PO Box 118

Ph: (08) 9629 1101  |  Fax: (08) 9629 1017

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