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 Google 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.