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Fire bans and restrictions

Fire bans in national parks

Open fires, liquid fuel and gas stoves are banned in all South Australia's national parks on days declared a Total Fire Ban by Country Fire Service (CFS).

Parks may be closed to visitors on Total Fire Ban days or days of high fire risk.

Fire restrictions in national parks

Fire restrictions will be declared during the fire danger season for all NPWS managed parks, reserves and wilderness protection areas. Please note NPWS fire restriction dates are not the same as CFS fire danger season dates. Typically NPWS fire restrictions start at the same time as the fire danger season but they usually end on the day before Good Friday.

If there is an increased risk of bushfire however, start and end dates may change so it is important that you familiarise yourself with any restrictions in place.

No wood or solid fuel fires are permitted in parks during these times and some parks have year-round bans on wood fires and/or liquid and gas fires.

Head here for more information on fire bans and restrictions in national parks.

To find out what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Season and on Total Fire Ban days visit the Country Fire Service or call the CFS Fire Bans Hotline 1300 362 361.