Bushfire Safer Places

If you live, work or travel in an area where bushfires can occur, and your Bushfire Survival Plan is to leave early, on or before a bad fire day, you need to be aware of where you can relocate to.

CFS has developed a hierarchy of places that can offer relative safety from bushfire. They are broken into three categories, and are called Bushfire Safer Settlements, Bushfire Safer Precincts and Last Resort Refuges. It is important that you know what each of these are, where they are, and what risk you may be exposed to if you use one of these options during a bushfire.

Hierarchy of Bushfire Safer Places in SA


SAFEST

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LEAST SAFE

BUSHFIRE SAFER SETTLEMENT

Inner Adelaide Metropolitan area Suitable for use during forecast bad fire weather or during bushfire.

BUSHFIRE SAFER PRECINCT

Outer suburbs and rural settlements. Suitable for use during forecast bad fire weather or during bushfire. May be subject to spark and ember attack and smoke.

LAST RESORT REFUGE

Ovals, buildings in rural areas. Not suitable for extended use and may provide only limited protection during bushfire.