Lifeguard at the Margaret River Mouth Beach

Bushfire Information

Bushfires can occur without warning in Australia during the hotter months. (from November – February). Stay up to date ahead of travel with these tips.

Information before you travel:

  • Check the latest bushfire warnings and updates to any areas you plan to travel at the Department of Fire & Emergency Services (DFES) – the government department that is responsible for fire and emergency services in Western Australia – via and
  • If you plan to travel or stay near bushland, please be aware of potential risks that may occur during the bushfire season. Refer to the Bushfire Travellers’ Checklist from the DFES.
  • If travelling by road in Western Australia, please visit and click though to road closure information.
  • For travel in the rest of Australia, please visit the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology – provides overall weather updates for all parts of Australia, including the latest fire warnings
  • You can also check up-to-date news through: Bushfire Information Hotline – call 1300 362 361

Emergency Services

Local Hospitals with 24-hour Emergency Department

  • For life threatening emergencies dial 000
  • To speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day phone Health Direct 1800 022 222 (free service)
  • Busselton Health Campus, Mill Road, Busselton – 9753 6000
  • Augusta District Hospital, Donovan Street, Augusta – 9758 3222
  • Margaret River District Hospital, Farrelly Street, Margaret River – 9757 0400

Fire and Rescue

  • For life threatening emergencies and fire dial 000
  • For State Emergency Service (SES) emergency assistance dial 132 500
  • For Department of Fire and Emergency Service (DFES) emergency information dial 13 3337


  • Dial 000 for life threatening emergencies
  • For your nearest open Police Station dial 131 444
  • Busselton Police Station, 20 Stanley Street, Busselton
  • Dunsborough Police Station, 1 Leslie Pearce Court, Dunsborough
  • Margaret River Police Station, 47 Willmott Avenue, Margaret River
  • Augusta Police Station, Lot 411, Hillview Road, Augusta

Biosecurity Advice: Livestock FMD

The Margaret River Region is home to a thriving agricultural industry. You can help protect our region by following biosecurity requirements when travelling or returning to Australia from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) risk countries.

For more information please see this link to current traveller advice.


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