Fire Danger Season Dates

The Fire Danger Season dates have been declared for 2020-21.

The CFS Chief Officer has declared the following dates. They are published in the Government Gazette and the Public Notices section of The Advertiser prior to the declared date.

Restrictions on fires under the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 will apply throughout South Australia from the dates listed below.

The table lists the start and finish dates of each Fire Danger Season within each of the Fire Ban Districts in South Australia as they are declared.

Fire Ban District Start Date Finish Date
Adelaide Metropolitan 1 December 2020 30 April 2021
Eastern Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2020 15 April 2021
Flinders 1 November 2020 15 April 2021
Kangaroo Island 1 December 2020 30 April 2021
Lower Eyre Peninsula 15 November 2020 15 April 2021
Lower South East 1 December 2020 30 April 2021
Mid North 15 November 2020 30 April 2021
Mount Lofty Ranges 1 December 2020 30 April 2021
Murraylands 15 November 2020 15 April 2021
North East Pastoral 1 November 2020 31 March 2021
North West Pastoral 1 November 2020 31 March 2021
Riverland 15 November 2020 15 April 2021
Upper South East 15 November 2020 15 April 2021
West Coast 1 November 2020 15 April 2021
Yorke Peninsula 15 November 2020 30 April 2021

Bushfire Information Hotline

Find out what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Season, for more contact the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

Fire on Government Reserves

Department for Environment and Water

Fire bans

  • You cannot light a wood fire 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.

Fire restrictions

  • Department for Environment and Water (DEW) imposes fire restrictions to ensure the safety of visitors using the reserves, and to protect the reserves and neighbouring properties.
  • For information on fire restrictions in National Parks, Wildlife Reserves and Wilderness Protection Areas contact DEW.

Prescribed burns

DEW conducts prescribed burns as part of its fire management program. Prescribed burning is the controlled use 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.

ForestrySA

Fire restrictions and bans

  • The lighting of fires is prohibited on ForestrySA Forest Reserves between 1 November and 30 April in any year. These dates may be extended where high fire danger persists.
  • ForestrySA Forest Reserves are closed for public access on days of Total Fire Ban as declared by the CFS and broadcast on the radio. Daily Fire Ban information is posted on the CFS website and Facebook page.

Residue and prescribed burns

  • ForestrySA conducts plantation forest residue burning and prescribed burning of native vegetation as part of its fire management program to strategically reduce fire fuel hazards for community protection.
  • For more information visit ForestrySA.