About bushfire protection areas

In South Australia, 39 councils have designated bushfire protection areas within their council boundaries. 

The bushfire protection areas are subject to bushfire related planning and building requirements. These requirements are dependent on the level of bushfire risk determined for the site. 

Maps showing the areas and level of risk can be found in council development plans, Location SA Map Viewer or Property Location Browser.

Development plans with bushfire protection areas

Eyre Peninsula councils

Elliston (DC)
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)
Port Lincoln Council
Streaky Bay Council
Tumby Bay (DC)

South East councils

Grant Council 
Kingston District Council
Mount Gambier (City)
Naracoorte Lucindale Council
Robe Council
Tatiara Council 
Wattle Range Council

Yorke Peninsula councils

Yorke Peninsula Council

Kangaroo Island councils

Kangaroo Island Council

Mid-north councils

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Light Regional Council
Mallala Council
Mount Remarkable Council 
Northern areas Council
Port Pirie Regional Council 
Wakefield Regional Council

Riverland councils

Berri Barmera Council
Renmark Paringa Council

Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge Council

Mt Lofty Ranges

Adelaide Hills Council
Alexandrina Council
The Barossa Council
Mid Murray Council
Mount Barker Council 
Victor Harbor (DC)
Yankalilla (DC)

Metropolitan councils

Burnside (City)
Campbelltown Council 
Gawler (CT)
Mitcham (City)
Onkaparinga Council 
Playford Council 
Salisbury Council 
Tea Tree Gully Council

Out of council areas

Land not within a council area (coastal waters).

Related information


Minister's Specification SA 78 Additional requirements in designated bushfire prone areas - 26.2 KB
Minister's Code undertaking development in bushfire protection areas - 298.6 KB

For an alternative version of these documents contact the Planning contacts - Assessment of development proposals.


Development Act 1993Development Regulations 2008

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