The most significant factors that impact bushfire regions are the vegetation of an area that can provide potential fuel load, the topography of an area due to fire travelling faster uphill, and weather risks since prime bushfire weather is hot, dry and windy.
There is generally a higher risk of bushfires for people residing in rural areas and bushland. Although local weather conditions can affect an area’s risk of bushfire at any time, SA has a peak bushfire season from summer to autumn, when vegetation has dried up over the late summer period and areas that experience strong winds become vulnerable.
With it’s predominantly arid biome and extensive landscape that includes grasslands, heathlands, shrubland and open woods, SA has a history filled with destructive bushfires. In what became known as Black Tuesday in January 2005, fires ravaged through close to 80,000 hectares of the Eyre Peninsular leaving 93 homes destroyed and 316 farm sheds either destroyed or damaged. Black Tuesday resulted in 9 fatalities and 115 injuries. During the more recent Black Summer of 2019-2020, around 500,000 hectares were burnt in SA, with 151 homes lost and causing 3 fatalities.
South Australia encompasses a range of regions with varying degrees of bushfire risk. Here are some of the most bushfire-affected areas in the state:
At Victoria Bushfire Protection Services in SA, we specialise in bushfire prevention and protection systems. We work alongside our clients to provide tailor made bushfire management plans and solutions to protect property from bushfires.
Since every property is unique, we provide a comprehensive bushfire risk assessment and site inspection. From our professional experience and expert consultation we have found that the installation of a roof sprinkler system is one of the most effective bushfire mitigation systems currently available in SA
Our experts specialise in custom designed sprinkler systems that maximise water coverage to provide the greatest protection from potential bushfires. The installed bushfire sprinkler systems in SA are connected to a water tank with a remote starter pump, which can be operated by mobile phone.
We are committed to installing the highest quality equipment from leading manufacturers with a 12-month warranty. After installation, we conduct thorough testing and can provide maintenance and yearly servicing, including a complimentary 6-month check-up.
The following are the types of projects we can currently cater for in SA:
If you are looking for bushfire protection solutions for your property in SA, our local, on the ground specialists can visit your site and provide a quote for bushfire mitigation systems.
Contact us today to find out how we can assist you with finding the most effective bushfire protection system for your SA property and how installing a bushfire sprinkler system could save your property during SA bushfire season.
Areas We Service in SA
Adelaide | Adelaide Plains | Alexandrina | Angaston | Angle Vale | Balaklava | Barmera | Barossa | Barunga West | Berri | Bordertown | Bridgewater | Burra | Carrieton | Ceduna | Clare | Cleve | Coorong | Copper Coast | Cowell | Crafers | Cummins | East Murray | Elliston | Eyre Peninsula | Flinders Ranges | Franklin Harbour | Freeling | Gawler | Gerard | Gilbert Valleys | Goolwa | Goyder | Grant | Hahndorf | Jamestown | Kadina | Kangaroo Island | Kapunda | Karoonda | Kimba | Kingscote | Kingston | Lewiston | Light | Lobethal | Lower Eyre Peninsula | Loxton | Lucindale | Mallala | Mallee | Mannum | McLaren Vale | Melrose | Meningie | Millicent | Moonta | Morgan | Mount Barker | Mount Gambier | Mount Pleasant | Mount Remarkable | Murray Bridge | Murray Mallee | Nairne | Naracoorte | Normanville | Nuriootpa | Orroroo | Paringa | Peterborough | Pinnaroo | Port Augusta | Port Broughton | Port Lincoln | Port Pirie | Quorn | Renmark | Robe | Roxby Downs | Spalding | Strathalbyn | Streaky Bay | Tanunda | Tatiara | Tumby Bay | Two Wells | Victor Harbor | Waikerie | Wakefield | Wallaroo | Wattle Range | Whyalla | Williamstown | Willunga | Winkie | Wudinna | Yankalilla | Yorke Peninsula