Bushfire Recovery Resources

Natural Resources South East provides support and advice to property owners impacted by bushfire to ensure the recovery of natural resources and the ongoing sustainable management of properties.

Land

Rural properties

Land and soil

Stabilising soil post fire

 

Shelterbelts
Learn from Greening Australia’s Ann Brown about how to plant a successful shelterbelt, and hear how farmer Chris Heinjus has revegetated their Adelaide Plains property following the fire with Ann’s advice and support from Natural Resources AMLR.  

 

 Managing native vegetation after fire

The CFS has information on native vegetation management including reducing fuel strategically; constructing a fuel break or fire access track and more.

Livestock

For advice on burnt livestock requiring urgent assistance call PIRSA's Stock Assessment Hotline on 8207 7847 or 24 hour hotline – 1800 255 556. Additional bushfire information for primary producers is also available.

Pest and Weeds

Some key environmental and agricultural weeds may respond to fire. There is potential for these weeds to germinate freely, resulting in problems for landholders.For more information contact your local  Natural Resources Management Officer.

Weed Control App

The free Weed Control app provides essential information about the control of weeds declared in South Australia. The app presents information from the current edition of the Weed Control Handbook for Declared Plants in South Australia. Download it from the iTunes store or GooglePlay. 

Mental Health

The aftermath of a bushfire can be overwhelming. Accessing mental health support services can help to lighten the load. 

Other

Insurance and Tax

Asbestos
If your buildings contain asbestos and are damaged in a fire, they will need special attention including the correct protection and removal of the debris. Asbestos dust and fibres are known to be hazardous when inhaled, and can be released into the air when products containing asbestos are incorrectly handled, removed or transported for disposal. See asbestos.sa.gov.au for more information. 

SA Disaster Recovery: www.sa.gov.au/topics/emergencies-and-safety/recovery