Fire Danger Season and Restrictions


The Fire Danger Season in Mount Lofty Ranges will commence on 1st December 2017 and lasts until 30 April 2018.

If you are planning to cook outside this Christmas / New Year please note that gas or electric barbeques can still be used on a Total Fire Ban day as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • It is within 15metres of a domestic premises

  • The BBQ is clear of all flammable material to a distance of 4metres

  • A person who is able to control the fire is in attendance at all times until the fire is extinguished

  • An appropriate extinguisher (or extinguishing agent) is kept on hand.

A solid fuel BBQ (one that uses fuel such as wood, charcoal or heat beads) cannot be used on a Total Fire Ban day unless you obtain a Schedule 10 Permit.

Permits are issued at the discretion of an Authorised Officer and will require an inspection prior to being issued.

For your information Nuriootpa Council office will close from 2.30pm 22 December 2017 to 5.00pm 1 January 2018 inclusive.

Please contact our office on 08 8563 8444 for more information.

For more information on Fire Bans and Ratings please click the link

For 24 hour advice in relation to fire restrictions or fire bans, contact the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1300 362 361 or visit the CFS website.