Bushfire Protection in SA

Planning for Bushfire Season in South Australia

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.


High-Risk Areas in South Australia

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:


  1. Adelaide Hills: The Adelaide Hills region, located to the east of Adelaide, is known for its stunning landscapes and vineyards. However, the hilly terrain, eucalyptus forests, and dry climate make this area susceptible to bushfires, particularly during the summer months.
  2. Kangaroo Island: Kangaroo Island, situated off the coast of SA, has faced significant bushfire events in recent years. The island’s unique ecosystems and remote locations can pose challenges for firefighting efforts.
  3. Flinders Ranges: The Flinders Ranges in the northern part of SA feature rugged terrain and dry grasslands, which can fuel bushfires during hot and windy conditions.
  4. Murraylands: The Murraylands region, along the Murray River, includes both agricultural and natural areas. Dry riverbeds and grasslands can contribute to bushfire risk, especially during dry spells.
  5. Eyre Peninsula: The Eyre Peninsula is another bushfire-prone region in SA, with a mix of agricultural land, coastal communities, and bushland.
  6. Yorke Peninsula: Yorke Peninsula is known for its coastal beauty, but it is not exempt from bushfire risk, especially during the fire season.




Bushfire Protection Services in SA

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.

Projects we can take on in SA

The following are the types of projects we can currently cater for in SA:


  • Schools
  • Outdoor Camp Centres and camping grounds with cabins
  • Motels, hotels and resorts
  • Shopping Centres or strips of shops, cafe’s, restaurant, etc.
  • Hospitals or medical clinics
  • Animal shelters or animal care centres
  • Industrial manufacturing warehouses based around fire danger areas
  • Commercial and private farms
  • Farm sheds
  • Large residential properties
Check out our commercial and private projects page for more detailed information regarding the types of projects we can take on in the SA area. 

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

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