Fire Danger & Inspections
The Council seeks your cooperation to ensure that your property does not present a potential fire risk by reducing the amount of flammable material around your home.
Fire Danger Season
The Fire Danger Season generally runs from November through to April, although these dates may change due to seasonal conditions. The exact dates are published prior to the Fire Danger Season.
For more information, visit: CFS - Fire Danger Season Dates
What you can do to reduce the risk
Residents are encouraged to prepare their properties for this fire danger season by reducing the amount of vegetation, fuel and undergrowth around the property. This is one of the most important aspects of fire prevention and preparedness.
What you can do:
- remove dry undergrowth and grass from around the house, or reduce to a maximum height of 10cm or less
- cut back trees overhanging the roof and regularly remove leaves from the gutters
- remove flammable growth from around the base of trees
- clear all dry grass and bark mulch well away from the house.
For more information, visit: CFS - Preparing Your Home
Council fire safety inspections
Council staff undertake inspections of any properties which have been identified as a potential fire risk.
The Council undertakes these inspections in accordance with the Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005, and with the support of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM).
What happens if my property is identified as a potential fire risk
If your property is identified as a potential risk the Council may issue a Notice in accordance with Section 105F of the Fire & Emergency Services Act 2005, which will provide a specified timeframe (minimum of 14 days) to clear the undergrowth.
What happens if I don't clear my property within the specified timeframe
Following a further inspection, if your property has not been cleared, the matter may be referred to the Council’s contractor to clear the land at your cost and you may be issued with an Expiation Notice.
Council’s Citizen Services Staff on 08 8366 4555.