Fire Danger Season Dates

Dates for the 2016-17 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 District Start Date Finish Date
Adelaide Metropolitan 1 December 2016 30 April 2017
Eastern Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2016 15 April 2017
Flinders 4 November 2016 15 April 2017
Kangaroo Island  1 December 2016 30 April 2017
Lower Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2016 15 April 2017
Lower South East  22 November 2016 22 April 2017
Mid North 15 November 2016 30 April 2017
Mount Lofty Ranges  1 December 2016 30 April 2017
Murraylands 15 November 2016 15 April 2017
North East Pastoral 1 November 2016 31 March 2017
North West Pastoral 1 November 2016 31 March 2017
Riverland 15 November 2016 15 April 2017
Upper South East  15 November 2016 15 April 2017
West Coast 1 November 2016 15 April 2017
Yorke Peninsula 15 November 2016 30 April 2017

 

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 Bushfire Information Hotline 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.