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Bushfire information

The CFS have not forecast ‘catastrophic’ fire danger conditions for any fire ban district.

All schools, preschools and transport services will continue to operate normally, unless there is an emergency situation.

The bushfire and emergency hotline is a dedicated number for families to phone during and the fire danger season and active bushfire incidents to provide relevant information that includes planned school closures.

Bushfire and emergency hotline:1800 000 279

A messaging facility is available, which is monitored out of hours.


Bushfire preparation requirements for the 2015 to 2016 (PDF 223KB) fire danger season are now underway.

Fire danger season information for families

Brochures are now available for the 2015 to 2016 fire danger season. Contact your school or preschool to obtain a copy.

The brochures are an excellent way to educate communities on whether their local school or preschool is temporarily suspended on days of forecast catastrophic fire danger, and the preparations in place to keep children and young people as safe as possible in the event of a bushfire impacting their site.

School holidays

The school holiday periods are covered by departmental policy for forecast catastrophic fire days for R1 and R2 sites and services. The policy includes all services and personnel on site such as:

  • sports events
  • excursions
  • hired facilities
  • out of school hours care
  • rural care
  • vacation care
  • all contractors (including both site managed and site funded works).

All bus and taxi services and any excursions that require bus travel will be cancelled in the affected fire ban district.

Bushfire survival plans

Ensure you and your family are prepared for the 2015 to 2016 fire danger season by reviewing and updating your personal bushfire survival plan.


For information about your schools fire evacuation plans and audit rating, please contact them directly.

For information about departmental processes contact:

Security and Emergency Management team

Phone: 1800 000 279
Email: decd.securityincident [at] sa.gov.au

Information about current fires or fire danger ratings can found via:

Country Fire Service

CFS emergency hotline: 1300 362 361
Website: http://www.cfs.sa.gov.au/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/countryfireservice
Twitter: @cfsalerts

DECD bushfire and emergency hotline

Phone: 1800 000 279