Fire Danger Season Dates

Dates for the 2018-19 Fire Danger Season have been declared.

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 17 November 2018 30 April 2019
Eastern Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2018 15 April 2019
Flinders 22 October 2018 15 April 2019
Kangaroo Island 1 December 2018 30 April 2019
Lower Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2018 15 April 2019
Lower South East 22 November 2018 30 April 2019
Mid North 1 November 2018 30 April 2019
Mount Lofty Ranges 17 November 2018 30 April 2019
Murraylands 1 November 2018 15 April 2019
North East Pastoral 22 October 2018 31 March 2019
North West Pastoral 22 October 2018 31 March 2019
Riverland 1 November 2018 15 April 2019
Upper South East 15 November 2018 15 April 2019
West Coast 1 November 2018 15 April 2019
Yorke Peninsula 1 November 2018 15 April 2019

Fire on Government Reserves

ForestrySA

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

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. Contact the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

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.