Fire Prevention



Bushfire Safer Places in SAbushfire_ready

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.

Consider a plan for your pets and other animals in the event of a fire or other natural disaster and how and where can you protect or move them for greater safety.

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.

Click here to visit the CFS website for further information


Fire Danger Season Dates

District - Mid North
Start Date - 1 November 2017
Finish Date - 30 April (midnight) 2018

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.

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 – 6.00pm Monday – Saturday (Other than bonfire).

No burning is permitted on Sundays or Public Holidays.

If you are wanting to have a fire for heating or cooking purposes, please contact Council's Fire Prevention Officer for further information regarding the size, type and conditions required for these fires.

Incinerators are not allowed to be used within towns.

For more information please view the Information and Application Sheet found below:

Burning Outside Fire Danger Season Information and Application

5 Minute Bushfire Plan

The CFS are encouraging people who live in bushfire risk areas to do their “5 Minute Bushfire Plan”.

The plan is an easy and invaluable first step in being bushfire ready. It provides a practical, convenient safety tool that can be saved to your phone, shared with friends and family or printed out and stuck on the fridge.

If you haven’t tried it yet, please do so - as the 3-step process really does take less than 5 minutes to have a plan whether you choose to leave early or (are forced to) stay and defend.

Download your 5 Minute Bushfire Plan from the CFS website today.

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: 

Telephone CFS Hotline: 1300 362 361

Preparing your Property

CFS Fact Sheet 4.01 - Preparing your Property:

Preparation throughout the year is an essential key to ensure that you, your property and your family survive a bushfire. A well prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire than one that hasn’t been prepared. Even if you are not around there is a greater chance that your home will survive if you have undertaken the correct preparations. 

CFS Fact Sheet 4.12 - Bushfire Safety for Renters:

Renters do not generally have the same freedom to make alterations around their home and surrounds as do people who own their own properties. It can therefore appear more difficult to prepare for bushfire. This does not mean that you can’t make plans and preparations for bushfire safety. 

What Can I Do / What Can't I Do?..

Information provided by the SA Country fire service. Visit for further information 

Can I light a fire without a permit? Can I use a chainsaw, brush cutter, mower or slasher?
Can I burn-off on my property? Can I use an angle grinder, welder or any other cutting tool outside?
Can I burn rubbish or grass clippings? Can I have a campfire, bonfire or light a fire for warmth or comfort?
Can I have a fire in a forest reserve? Can I use fireworks?
Can I have a fire in a National Park reserve?      Can I smoke cigarettes?
Can I use a gas or electric BBQ? Can I undertake harvesting activities?

Can I use a kettle BBQ?

Can I use a bird scarer in my orchard?

Can I use a pizza oven?


For further details please contact Councils Fire Prevention Officer

Telephone: 8525 3200

Light Regional Council
93 Main Street (PO Box 72)
Kapunda SA 5373
Tel: (08) 8525 3200 | Fax: (08) 8566 3262