Bushfire prevention

Committed to bushfire prevention, preparedness and response

ForestrySA works in cooperation with South Australia’s Country Fire Service (CFS), Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA), other forest managers, neighbouring landholders and other stakeholders to manage the threat and response to bushfire.

Many strategies are in place to protect plantation lands under our management. These include:

  • Ensuring all forest firebreaks and fire access tracks on plantation land managed by ForestrySA are established and maintained in accordance with South Australian Government Agencies Fire Liaison Committee (GAFLC) standards.
  • The operation of seven fire towers across the Green Triangle, assisting in rapid fire detection.
  • Trained CFS firefighting personnel.
  • A fleet of modern fire tankers, state-of-the-art G-Wagen Quick Response Vehicles, bulk water carriers and other fire equipment maintained and strategically stationed across its forest estate.

Fuel reduction burning

ForestrySA maintains an annual prescribed burning program across its forest reserves.

It forms an important part of our commitment to bushfire prevention. Fuel reduction burning removes under-storey fuel loads, assisting in asset protection and species diversity.

Information on planned prescribed burn operations can be found on the South Australian Country Fire Service website.

For more information regarding upcoming and recently completed prescribed burns, visit the Government of South Australia Department for Environment and Water website.

For information about ForestrySA’s current burns, scroll down to the announcements section of the ForestrySA homepage.

The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.

Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land and Forest Reserves between November 1 and April 30 in any year.

For current fire information, please visit the CFS website

For information regarding current warnings and incidents, bans and ratings, fire preparation advice, emergency contact and more, please visit the CFS website.

To report a fire, call 000.

Visit the CFS website

Code of Practice for Fire Management on Public Land in South Australia

September 2018

This document contains the overarching fire management principles, performance measures and desired outcomes for fire management programs on public land.

It is endorsed by the Heads of Agencies Committee.

Download the Code of Practice

Fire Danger Season review

ForestrySA attended 43 fires across South Australia during the 2018-19 fire season

Find out more about our bushfire prevention, preparedness and response activities in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle.

Download the 2018-19 fire season summary

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