NO BURNING IS ALLOWED IN TOWNSHIP AREAS UNLESS PROPERTY IS MORE THAN 1 ACRE (PERMIT IS REQUIRED) 1 March - 30 April - Permit required for stubble burn off
Bushfire Safer Places in SA
If you live, work or travel in an area where bushfires can occur, and your Bushfire Survival Plan is to leave early, on or before a bad fire day, you need to be aware of where you can relocate to.
CFS has developed a set of places that can offer relative safety from bushfire. They are divided into two categories, and are called Bushfire Safer Places and Last Resort Refuges. It is important that you know what each of these are, where they are, and what risk you may be exposed to if you use one of these options during a bushfire.
Visit the CFS website for further information: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_bushfire/know_your_area/bushfire_safer_places.jsp
Fire Danger Season Dates
District - Mid North
Start Date - 1 November
Finish Date - 30 April (midnight)
In the event that a Total Fire Ban is declared outside of the fire danger season, a map of the affected fire ban districts will be displayed on the CFS website - http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings/fire_bans_and_ratings.jsp
You can contact the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline: 1300 362 361
Burning Outside of the Fire Danger Season
To be able to burn within any of our townships the property needs to be 1 acre (4,000sqm) or more in size.
Pursuant to the Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 applications for a burning permit must be forwarded in writing to Council. Please see below for an application form. Council's Fire Prevention Officer upon receipt of the application form will then make contact with you to discuss the permit and your requirements.
If the property is on more than 1 acre block burning hours are between -
10.00am – 3.00pm Monday – Saturday (Other than bonfire).
No burning permited on Sundays or Public Holidays.
If you are wanting to have a small fire (a comfort fire) it needs to be no bigger than 1 metre square.
Incinerators are not allowed to be used within towns.
For more information please view the Information and Application Sheet below
Total Fire Ban Days
The declaration of a Total Fire Ban can be done for any time of the year and may fall outside of the declared Fire Danger Season. A Total Fire Ban may be declared for any one, or for all Fire Ban Districts and will be released to the media on the evening prior to the Total Fire Ban day to coincide with nightly news broadcasts.
Visit the CFS website: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/fire_bans_and_ratings.jsp
Telephone CFS Hotline: 1300 362 361
What Can I Do / What Can't I Do?..
Information provided by the SA Country fire service. Visit http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/ for further information