Fire Danger Season Dates

The dates of the 2016-17 Fire Danger Season will be confirmed in October 2016.

Once confirmed, all dates will be declared by the CFS Chief Officer and will be published in the Government Gazette and in the Public Notices section of the Advertiser on the same date.

Please check back for updates. In the mean time, please use previous years' dates as a guide for the Fire Danger Season within each of the Fire Ban Districts in South Australia.

Fire Ban District Start Date Finish Date
Adelaide Metropolitan 17 November 2015 30 April 2016
Eastern Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
Flinders 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
Kangaroo Island 17 November 2015 15 April 2016
Lower Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
Lower South East 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
Mid North 1 November 2015 30 April 2016
Mount Lofty Ranges 17 November 2015 30 April 2016
Murraylands 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
North East Pastoral 1 November 2015 31 March 2016
North West Pastoral 1 November 2015 31 March 2016
Riverland 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
Upper South East 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
West Coast 1 November 2015 15 April 2016
Yorke Peninsula 1 November 2015 30 April 2016

 

Use of Fire on Government Reserves

ForestrySA

No fires of any sort are permitted to be lit by members of the public on ForestrySA land, including all Forest Reserves between November 1st and April 30th in any year.  For further information contact ForestrySA Ranger staff on 08 8521 1700.

Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources

Fire Bans

  • No wood fires are permitted in parks during the Fire Danger Season. Some parks have year-round bans on wood fires.
  • All open fires, liquid fuel and gas stoves are banned in all parks on Total Fire Ban days as declared by the Country Fire Service (CFS) and broadcast on the radio. Parks may be closed to visitors on Total Fire Ban days. Contact the CFS Hhotline on 1300 362 361 (only available within Australia).

Fire Restrictions

  • For information on National Parks and Wildlife Reserves and Wilderness Protection Areas contact the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources.
  • The purpose of DEWNR fire restrictions is to ensure the safety of visitors using the reserves, and in the interests of protecting the reserves and neighbouring properties.

Prescribed burns

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) conducts prescribed burns as part of its fire management program. Prescribed burning is the controlled application of fire to a particular area of landscape. The aim is to strategically reduce fire fuel hazards in areas of South Australia's parks and reserves.  Visit the DEWNR website for more information.