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 or follow us on Twitter for the latest relief and 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.

Gawler TAFE
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

Mobile recovery services

Mobile recovery services are available at the following locations:

Hamley Bridge
Hamley Bridge Institute
Gilbert Street, Hamley Bridge
First Monday of the month from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Light Regional Council
93 Main Street, Kapunda
First Thursday of the month from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm

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: 6 July 2016