Fire Danger Season Dates

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.


You cannot light any fires on ForestrySA land, including Forest Reserves, between 1 November and 30 April in any year. For more information visit the ForestrySA website.