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Bushfire Information

The Adelaide Hills is contained within the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Ban District. This is Area 1 on the South Australian Country Fire Service Website.

Visitors to our region (and any region in South Australia) should be alert to the possibility of bushfire particlurly during summer months and on high wind days.

Visitors should also be aware of fire danger ratings and abide by the restrictions as heavy penalties apply for causing fire in South Australia.

Click here to go to the SA Country Fire Service Website for up to date incidents, fires, warnings and fire danger ratings.

South Australian Fire Danger ratings of significance are as follows - please use caution when visiting us on catastrophic, extreme and severe fire danger days in particular. Note that many attractions and National Parks will be closed:

Catastrophic
 
For your survival, leaving early is your best option.
  • These are the worst conditions for a bush or grass fire.
  • If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be extremely difficult to control and will take significant fire fighting resources and cooler conditions to bring it under control.
  • Spot fires will start well ahead of the main fire and cause rapid spread of the fire.  Embers will come from many directions.
  • Homes are not designed or constructed to withstand fires in these conditions.
  • The safest place to be is away from bushfire prone areas
 
 
Extreme
 
Leaving early is the safest option for your survival.
  • These are very hot, dry and windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.
  • If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be unpredictable, move very fast and very difficult for fire fighters to bring under control.
  • Spot fires will start and move quickly.  Embers may come from many directions.
  • Homes that are prepared to the highest level, have been constructed to bushfire protection levels and are actively defended may provide safety.
  • You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.
  • The safest place to be is away from bushfire prone areas
Severe

Leaving early is the safest option for your survival. Only stay if you and your home are well prepared and you can actively defend it during a fire.

  • These are hot, dry and possibly windy conditions for a bush or grass fire.
  • If a fire starts and takes hold, it will be hard for fire fighters to bring under control.
  • Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety.
  • You must be physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions
Very High

Only stay if you and your home are well prepared and you can actively defend it.

  • If a fire starts, it is likely to be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.
  • Be aware of how fires can start and reduce the risk.
High

Know where to get more information and monitor the situation for any changes.

  • If a fire starts, it is likely to be controlled in these conditions and homes can provide safety.
  • Be aware of how fires can start and reduce the risk