Fire Danger Season Dates
Fire Danger Season dates have been declared for 2019-20.
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||15 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|Eastern Eyre Peninsula||1 November 2019||15 April 2020|
|Flinders||21 October 2019||15 April 2020|
|Kangaroo Island||15 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|Lower Eyre Peninsula||1 November 2019||15 April 2020|
|Lower South East||22 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|Mid North||1 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|Mount Lofty Ranges||15 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|Murraylands||1 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|North East Pastoral||1 November 2019||31 March 2020|
|North West Pastoral||1 November 2019||31 March 2020|
|Riverland||1 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|Upper South East||15 November 2019||30 April 2020|
|West Coast||1 November 2019||15 April 2020|
|Yorke Peninsula||1 November 2019||15 April 2020|
Fire on Government Reserves
You cannot light any fires on ForestrySA land, including Forest Reserves, between 1 November and 30 April in any year.
For further information contact ForestrySA Ranger staff on (08) 8521 1700.
Department for Environment and Water
- 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. Contact the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.
- 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.
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.