Fire Danger Season Dates

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

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 will list the dates for the start and finish 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
Eastern Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2017 15 April 2018
Flinders 1 November 2017 15 April 2018
Lower Eyre Peninsula 1 November 2017 15 April 2018
Lower South East 22 November 2017 30 April 2018
Mid North 1 November 2017 30 April 2018
Murraylands 15 November 2017 15 April 2018
North East Pastoral 15 October 2017 31 March 2018
North West Pastoral 15 October 2017 31 March 2018
Riverland 1 November 2017 15 April 2018
Upper South East 15 November 2017 15 April 2018
West Coast 1 November 2017 15 April 2018
Yorke Peninsula 1 November 2017 30 April 2018

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 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.