SA Country Fire Service

Media release

2023 Fire Danger Season completion dates extended


Three of the 15 South Australian Fire Ban Districts have been extended until 30 April 2023.

After consultation with all Bushfire Management Committees, CFS Community Risk and Resilience Director, Alison May, announced the following extensions:

- Eastern Eyre - extended two weeks until 30 April 2023
- Lower Eyre Peninsula - extended two weeks until 30 April 2023
- West Coast - extended two weeks until 30 April 2023

These fire ban extensions are due to significant amounts of broadacre burning taking place in some regions, combined with the current level of dry fuels and remaining high fuel loads.

"With the current high amount of dry fuel loads remaining across some regions, burns will continue to limit the fuel load before the next Fire Danger Season," Ms May said.

"Risk management strategies like this are especially important after the recent end of La Nina and the potential shift to hot, dry weather next summer, making bushfires more likely."

Ms May said that an aerial response will remain in place during this extension. She also advised that anyone wishing to do broadacre burning must comply with the Code of Practice.

It is an opportune time to start planning for the next Fire Danger Season by thinking about general fire safety maintenance around the home and property and updating Bushfire Survival Plans.

End dates for Fire Ban Districts

Adelaide Metropolitan: 30 April 2023
Eastern Eyre Peninsula: 30 April 2023 (extended season)
Flinders: 15 April 2023
Kangaroo Island: 30 April 2023
Lower Eyre Peninsula: 30 April 2023 (extended season)
Lower South East: 30 April 2023
Mid North: 30 April 2023
Mount Lofty Ranges: 30 April 2023
Murraylands: 15 April 2023
North East Pastoral: 31 March 2023
North West Pastoral: 31 March 2023
Riverland: 15 April 2023
Upper South East: 15 April 2023
West Coast: 30 April 2023 (extended season)
Yorke Peninsula: 30 April 2023

Media information
For media enquiries call the CFS Media Line on 08 8115 3531.

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