Fire management

Prescribed burns

To view a list of upcoming prescribed burns in South Australia please visit DEWNR's fire management prescribed burns page

Fire safety

As with visiting any natural environment, your safety is an absolute priority. Before embarking on any wilderness activities, be sure to check for any park closures or fire bans that may affect you.

Fire management in the region

Fire management programs in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region aim to protect land at risk from bushfires through a range of activities, including:

  • prescribed burning (both for asset protection and ecological purposes)
  • maintenance of fire access tracks and fire infrastructure
  • other fuel reduction works, such as slashing and weed management
  • maintaining fire related machinery and equipment.

Fire Management Maps is an interactive online mapping site that supports fire management planning by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Fire management plans relevant to the region are available for download.

Register to become a DEWNR project firefighter now

Recruiting for firefighters 2017

Project firefighters are primarily employed to support the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources fire management program, particularly fire preparedness, response, and prescribed burning operations. 

When not directly involved in fire suppression, a project firefighter will undertake a broad range of fire prevention, reserve management and training activities.

Wondering what it takes to become a DEWNR project firefighter? Get the inside story from the staff themselves in the short video below. But hurry, recruiting runs from 8 June to 28 June 2017.

More details on the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources website.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges