Property owners must take reasonable steps to protect their land from fire and to prevent or inhibit the outbreak of fire on the land, or the spread of fire through the land. The reduction of fuel and the appropriate management of on site vegetation (grass, tree cuttings or litter etc) are the best methods to minimise the potential for a fire.
Bushfire Management Area Plan and map can be found here.
Fire Danger Season / Fire Permits
Please note that the Fire Danger Season in the Murraylands and Upper South East regions has been extended this year to 30 April 2020.
This means that anyone wishing to burn will require a permit from Council's Fire Prevention Officer (until 30 April 2020). From 1 May 2020 the restrictions will no longer apply. For further information about the Fire Danger Season please visit the CFS website, click here.
During the prescribed Fire Danger Season it is prohibited to burn, however PERMITS MAY BE ISSUED from the middle of February, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
On days of extreme weather conditions Fire Bans may be declared for various areas in the State. To determine whether a fire ban has been imposed, phone the CFS hotline on 1300 362 361 or vist CFS website on www.cfs.sa.gov.au.
For additional information please contact Council's Fire Prevention Officer on 1300 785 277.