Welcome to
Fire Lookout Towers in
Western Australia, Australia


All initial information about the towers in Western Australia was supplied by John Evans, unless stated otherwise.
Additional research and verification was undertaken by Max Le Clercq, known as MLC on the relevant pages.


The towers are in various Regions, according to the DBCA boundaries in 2017.
The original Forest Department was dissolved in March 1985 and became CALM (Conservation And Land Management) and it changed it's name to DEC (Department of Environment and Conservation) in 2007 and to DPaW (Department of Parks and Wildlife) in 2013. The DPaW was dissolved on June 30 2017, and was combined with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, the Zoological Parks Authority, and the Rottnest Island Authority, to become the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA). That is still the current agency (June 2020)



SWAN REGION with SWAN COASTAL and PERTH HILLS Districts SOUTH WEST REGION with WELLINGTON and BLACKWOOD Districts
WARREN REGION with DONNELLY and FRANKLAND Districts WHEATBELT REGION

These Western Australian pages have received a lot of new information since Nov 2019. We need to thank the four main contributors for their time, effort and resources etc. John Evans, Roger Underwood and Jack Bradshaw for sharing their experiences, knowledge and resources and Max Le Clercq, our WA gopher, for relentlessly researching and finding new data in various libraries etc. We say a big thank you, it is very much appreciated. It's still ongoing, so please keep it coming!
Many new documents were found and some of these are on the relevant tower pages. Below is a small collection of documents for you to browse.



For an article about the Diamond tree, please click here. The article was published in the Western Australian in July 1941.
For an article about the Beard tree/tower, written by Roger Underwood, please click here. The article was published in Forest Notes in June 1969.
For an article about tower site selections, written by Gordon Styles, please click here.
For a 1925 article about working on Mt. Dale, written by J. Perry, please click here. The article was published in Forest Notes in March 1974.
For an article about working on Gardner 2, written by "Dombakup", please click here. The article was published in Forest Notes in March 1979.
For an article about Tree Lookouts, written by Roger Underwood, please click here. The article was published in Forest Focus 23 in 1983.
For an article about the Fire Lookout Development in WA, please click here. The article was written by Max Le Clercq in mid 2020.
For edited snippets from email threads re tower selection, pegging etc, please click here. Time span is from late 2019 til mid 2020.


PLEASE NOTE: "PUBLIC ACCESS TO SITE" MEANS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS: ACCESS TO THE SITE ONLY. IT DOES NOT MEAN ACCESS TO THE LOOKOUT.

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