Fire Danger Season Brought Forward 2015/16

Fire Danger Season

Following above-average October temperatures, the dates for the 2015/2016 Fire Danger Season have been brought forward. The Heysen Trail is closed during these high risk times.

Fire Ban District Start Date End Date
Mount Lofty Ranges 1 December 17 November 2015    30 April 2016
Adelaide Metropolitan    1 December 17 November 2015    30 April 2016
Mid North 15 November 1 November 2015 30 April 2016
Flinders 1 November 2015 15 April 2016

Walkers are reminded to be extra vigilant of fire weather conditions in coming months. Check the Fire Danger Rating before setting out on a hike, monitor changing weather conditions, and always have a back-up plan. Download the CFS smartphone app and the Emergency+ smartphone app.

Find which Fire Ban District your planned hike is in on our Interactive Map, by turning on the Fire Ban Districts checkbox layer.

Some short sections of the Heysen Trail remain open year round, principally those sections not on private land. These sections include public roads, Conservation Parks and Reserves (closed on days of Total Fire Ban), Forests (closed on days of Total Fire Ban) and vacant land. eMag Featuring South Australia’s Best Walks eMag October edition cover - Best South Australian Walks featuring Friends of the Heysen Trail

The October edition of eMag is out – with a focus the best walks in South Australia. The articles include a profile on the Friends of the Heysen Trail.

Other SA articles include:

Other articles include: