Bushfire Information for South Australia

CFS Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361
In an Emergency call 000
Country Fire Service (CFS) hotline for active bushfires in a particular area, bushfire safety, fire bans, burning off
Country Fire Service (CFS) Website 
Twitter @CFSAlerts  Bushfire information and warnings
Facebook SA Country Fire Service Updates Public safety information

Alert SA Mobile App - safety and emergency information in South Australia
SA Government SA.GOV.AU - Emergencies and Safety information for SA
ABC Emergency Services in South Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/state/sa/

Information, Help and Assistance
What to do after a bushfire emergency/disaster 
SA Government information and advice on available help and assistance
Including relief and recovery centres, emotional recovery and counselling services, grants and financial assistance, document replacement, information on essential services (power, water), volunteering and clean-up including land management for landholders from PIRSA  and assistance for KI injured animals as well as further general details within the SA Government's disaster recovery information and resources pages

SA Bushfire Recovery Hotline 1800 302 787 (8am - 8pm)
For information and support for people directly affected by the fire
SA Fire Disaster Recovery Information including Relief and Recovery Centres
Cudlee Creek Fire
Fabrik Arts and Heritage in the Old Woollen Mill
1 Lobethal Rd, Lobethal SA 5241
Open daily 7am - 7pm
Kangaroo Island Fires

Keilira fire

Yorketown fire
SYP Community Hub
33 Stansbury Rd, Yorketown SA 5576
Open Mon - Fri 9am - 2pm; Sat 9am - 12noon

Financial Assistance
Disaster Recovery Allowance for SA Bushfires
Short-term payment for directly affected, eligible Australians whose income is affected

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment for SA Bushfires
One-off financial assistance to affected, eligible Australians $1000 per adult, $400 per child

Red Cross Emergency Grants
For people who have lost their home and primary place of residence $2000 per household

Please note that other financial assistance including personal hardship emergency payments, re-establishment grants or primary producer Drought Community Support Initiatives may apply depending on the fire - more information can be found at each SA Fire Disaster Recovery Information link listed above 

Donations to assist with SA Bushfire recovery can be made to: 
SA Vinnies Bushfire Appeal - St Vincent De Paul Society
Provides individuals with material goods: food, clothing, items and vouchers,
Provides financial/emotional support: support and referrals to accommodation and services

CFS Foundation - SA Country Fire Service
Provides financial assistance to CFS volunteer firefighters and their families affected by death, injury, loss or damage of property in service

KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund 
Provides assistance to people in need on Kangaroo Island

State Emergency Relief Fund (SERF)
Provides financial relief to people directly affected by the fire

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc.
Response and recovery to assist all species of affected animals: assess, triage, treat, shelter, reunite or rehabilitate and return to habitat post event

Emergency Recovery Volunteering
Volunteering SA&NT Emergency Recovery Volunteers
Spontaneous emergency volunteers to assist organisations to help in the SA bushfire recovery.
Volunteers can register their interest >>here.
Organisations that require volunteers can contact Volunteering SA&NT >>here


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