Support and advice are available to property owners affected by fire to ensure the recovery of natural resources and the ongoing sustainable management of properties.
The State Government has a comprehensive web page on these types of emergencies and safety. Some of that information is included here. However, this page also lists additional information to help you manage natural resources on your rural property after a fire.
- Bushfire recovery and your farm – production, infrastructure and land management
Native vegetation clearance along fence lines – frequently asked questions on replacing fences and native vegetation clearance conditions
Bushfire recovery, erosion and water supply – lists simple ways to reduce erosion risk post fire
Managing native vegetation after fire
- Bushfire recovery and biodiversity – actions to assist native vegetation recovery
- Native trees in burnt areas – information on burnt or scorched trees and how most Eucalypts continue to grow and provide important habitat
- Controlling woody weeds after fire – information on how and when to control bushland weeds and knowing which weed patches to tackle first
- Clearing native vegetation along fences
- Environmental impacts of fire – fire recovery in a woodland
The Department for Environment and Water's Native Vegetation Unit has general information on managing native vegetation.
Gardens and weeds
- Visit the Grow me instead website for alternative plants to ones that may be invasive
- Environmental weeds of Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges brochure
Depending on the location, there are some key environmental and agricultural weeds which respond to fire. There is potential for these weeds to germinate freely and result in problems for landholders. General information on these weeds, and others, can also be found on the pest plants page.
Livestock SA and Primary Producers SA have a register for livestock owners needing fodder or agistment for cattle, sheep and goats. This register relies on offers of assistance, which are matched with needs wherever possible. Phone 8297 2299 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) to be placed on the register.
If you have any questions regarding access to walking trails or picnic sites in any of national parks or reserves, please check with National Parks SA.
The lead agency for volunteering is Volunteering SA/NT. To help people affected by the fires, visit the Volunteering SA website and follow the links.
The official Facebook page for SA Bushfire Recovery is coordinated by State Disaster Recovery.
Follow the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board's Facebook page for grants, workshops, field days and fire recovery information.