Fire Danger Season Dates

Dates for the 2017-18 Fire Danger Season will be declared and gazetted in October 2017.

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 of Environment Water and Natural Resources

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 1300 362 361

Fire Restrictions

  • DEWNR 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 DEWNR

Prescribed burns

DEWNR 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. Visit DEWNR for more information.