Harvest bans & Whispir alerts over Christmas/New Year breaks

Christmas & New Year Harvest Bans

Please be advised that a Harvest and Vehicle Movement ban will be imposed over the Shire of Yilgarn on the following days:

  • Christmas Day – Sunday 25th December 2016 – All Day
  • Boxing Day – Monday 26th December 2016 – All Day
  • New Years Day – Sunday 1st January 2017 – All Day

Harvest & Vehicle Bans

Information on Harvest and Vehicle Movement Bans within the Shire of Yilgarn can be heard on the Emergency Information Service Hotline: (08) 9487 8777.

The service is updated daily as necessary and also includes information on road and airport closures; and will also be used to provide information in the event of an emergency so it is vital for everyone, not just farmers, to store this number in their phones or at home.


Whispir Alert System

The Shire of Yilgarn has an alert system for fires, road closures, harvest bans, airport closures, emergency information and community events. The alert system works via email and SMS.


If you would like to receive alerts from the Shire, please contact the Shire office by phone on 9049 1001 or by email reception@yilgarn.wa.gov.au with “Whispir” in the subject line and provide your preferred email and mobile phone number.



ABC Radio Harvest Ban Announcements

ABC Local Radio has advised on air harvest ban announcements will be conducted at the following times:

Weekdays:    10:05am, 12:35pm and 2:05pm

Weekends:    12.35pm and 2:05pm