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Find out where and when prescribed burns are happening near you

NPWS uses prescribed burning to reduce bushfire hazard and manage native vegetation. Reducing bushfire risk is an ongoing and shared responsibility and everyone has a role.

The map and table below show current and planned prescribed burns and their status e.g. proposed start date; if they’ve been lit; whether patrols are still on site; if the area is safe; or when the burn is complete.

Prescribed burns are subject to final approvals and plans can change at any time in response to changes in weather conditions. By being responsive to changing conditions we can ensure prescribed burns remain under control and have less impact on neighbours and the community.

To find out where and when prescribed burns are happening near you, you can:

Smoke management

Prescribed burns are managed carefully to minimise smoke impacts, including smoke taint to wine grapes. Smoke taint has not been known to occur as a result of our prescribed burn program.

Your emotional health

If smoke, fire or lightning triggers distress, please know this is a normal reaction after experiencing a bushfire. You can seek support with Regional Access for free professional counselling and visit Recovery SA for more resources.

Reading the map

Zoom in on the area you're interested in or continue to click on an icon until the area displays for you. You can also search via the table. Just click on a row and the selected burn will appear on the map.

An explanation on the status of any prescribed burn can be found directly under the table below. You can also view the map at full screen.

What do the burn statuses mean?


  • A proposed prescribed burn. Greater than 7 days away from commencement.

Within 7 days

  • Prescribed burn being considered for ignition in the next 7 days.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Within 24hrs

  • Prescribed burn may begin at any time within the next 24 hours, if weather and other conditions are suitable.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.


  • Crews are lighting the burn.
  • Flames and smoke may be visible.
  • Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.


  • Once the burn has been carried out crews will patrol the burn area regularly.
  • Flames and smoke may be visible.


  • No material is burning within the burn area and no smoke should be produced.
  • Crews are no longer patrolling the burn.
  • The burn may return to a previous status if crews need to carry out further work within the burn area.


  • The burn is completed and no further works are required.