Pinery fire - Nov 2015

The Pinery Bushfire burnt out 82,600 hectares of land in the Balaklava/Roseworthy area in South Australia's mid north. Sadly there were fatalities as a result of this fire. The fire destroyed houses, outbuildings and affected businesses. These pages provide assistance and advice to affected communities.

Assistance for those affected

Recovery newsletter

To keep up-to-date with recovery information, read the Pinery Fire Recovery Newsletter.

To subscribe or to submit an article, email the newsletter inbox.

Recovery hotline

Call the South Australian Recovery hotline 1800 302 787 if you have been affected by the fire and need information about recovery services and support.

Hotline hours are 8.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). If you call after hours, leave a message with your name, contact number and a brief reason for your call. An operator will return your call on the following business day.

Recovery information on social media

Stay up to date with the latest recovery information on our facebook page for the latest recovery information.

Recovery centre

At the Pinery Fire Recovery Centre you will find important information, advice and support to help with recovery and rebuilding, including:

  • emotional support
  • health services available in the community
  • information about returning home
  • insurance
  • management of animals
  • replacement of important documents and identification
  • natural resource management
  • rural business support
  • information from Centrelink
  • other financial assistance available
  • internet access
  • information on useful community contacts
  • upcoming community events.

Visit the centre to find out more about support available to help you recover from the fire, or just to have a chat with the friendly staff and volunteers.

43 High Street
Phone 0477 744 258

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Pinery Fire Strategic Recovery Plan

The Local Recovery Coordinator, supported by the Local Recovery Committee, has developed this plan to inform and coordinate recovery activities into the future.

View the Pinery Fire Strategic Recovery Plan.

Community events calendar

View community events on the Pinery Fire community event calendar.

If you know of a community event that you would like publicised on this calendar, please email

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Page last updated: 28 September 2016