Fire Danger Season Dates

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The dates of the 2015-16 Fire Danger Season have been confirmed.

They have been 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. 

From the dates listed fire restrictions under the Fire and Emergency Services Act, 2005 apply throughout South Australia.

The following table lists the dates for the start and completion of each Fire Danger Season within each of the Fire Ban Districts in South Australia. These dates were declared after consideration of recommendations from Bushfire Management Committees.

Fire Ban DistrictStart DateFinish Date
Adelaide Metropolitan17 November 201530 April 2016
Eastern Eyre Peninsula1 November 201515 April 2016
Flinders1 November 201515 April 2016
Kangaroo Island17 November 201515 April 2016
Lower Eyre Peninsula1 November 201515 April 2016
Lower South East1 November 201515 April 2016
Mid North1 November 201530 April 2016
Mount Lofty Ranges17 November 201530 April 2016
Murraylands1 November 201515 April 2016
North East Pastoral1 November 201531 March 2016
North West Pastoral1 November 201531 March 2016
Riverland1 November 201515 April 2016
Upper South East1 November 201515 April 2016
West Coast1 November 201515 April 2016
Yorke Peninsula1 November 201530 April 2016


Use of Fire on Government Reserves


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.