Fire Danger Season Dates
The Fire Danger Season dates have been declared for 2020-21.
The CFS Chief Officer has declared the following dates. They are published in the Government Gazette and the Public Notices section of The Advertiser before 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||1 December 2020||30 April 2021|
|Eastern Eyre Peninsula||1 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|Flinders||1 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|Kangaroo Island||1 December 2020||30 April 2021|
|Lower Eyre Peninsula||15 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|Lower South East||1 December 2020||30 April 2021|
|Mid North||15 November 2020||30 April 2021|
|Mount Lofty Ranges||1 December 2020||30 April 2021|
|Murraylands||15 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|North East Pastoral||1 November 2020||31 March 2021|
|North West Pastoral||1 November 2020||31 March 2021|
|Riverland||15 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|Upper South East||15 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|West Coast||1 November 2020||15 April 2021|
|Yorke Peninsula||15 November 2020||15 April 2021 (amended)|
Fire on Government Reserves
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.
- 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.
Fire restrictions and bans
- The lighting of fires is prohibited on ForestrySA Forest Reserves between 1 November and 30 April in any year. These dates may be extended where high fire danger persists.
- ForestrySA Forest Reserves are closed for public access on days of Total Fire Ban as declared by the CFS and broadcast on the radio. Daily Fire Ban information is posted on the CFS website and Facebook page.
Residue and prescribed burns
- ForestrySA conducts plantation forest residue burning and prescribed burning of native vegetation as part of its fire management program to strategically reduce fire fuel hazards for community protection.
- For more information visit ForestrySA.