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Bushfire updates

During the fire danger season (and other times as required) the Department for Education Bushfire and Emergency Hotline provides information about planned school closures as a result of bushfire activity.

Parents can phone 1800 000 279

A messaging facility is available that is monitored out of hours.

There are currently no bushfires or total fire bans affecting school and preschool operations.

Bushfire recovery

See the DHS website for information about the relief and recovery centres, hotlines, financial assistance and other relevant services.

How to donate to people affected by the fires

If you would like to make a donation to people affected by the fires please see the state emergency relief fund page.

Information about bushfire danger and ongoing fires

Information about bushfire danger and any ongoing fires can be found in the following locations.


Country Fire Services (CFS)



For information about your school's fire evacuation plans and audit rating contact them directly. See find a school or preschool to get the contact details.

Emergency information hotline: 1800 000 279.

Information about current fires or fire danger ratings can found via:

Country Fire Service

CFS emergency hotline: 1800 362 361
Website: www.cfs.sa.gov.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/countryfireservice
Twitter: @cfsalerts 

For information about departmental processes contact:

Security and Emergency Management Unit

Phone: 1800 000 279
Email: education.SecurityandEmergency [at] sa.gov.au