Department of Human Services

Fire and disaster recovery

Outreach visits

With COVID -19 restrictions easing in SA, outreach visits for communities affected by the Cudlee Creek and KI fires have now resumed. If you are affected and would like to request this service, please contact the Recovery Centres at Parndana, phone 0438 861 215 and Lobethal, phone 0418 213 269

Social distancing protocols will apply to keep everyone safe.

Recovery Centres still operating

Recovery Centres remain open and we have taken extra steps to look after visitors and staff.

These include:

  • asking that if you feel unwell or have a fever that you seek medical advice and consider the health of others before you visit the recovery centre.
  • increasing the distance between chairs in the waiting area to at least 1.5 metres
  • having the centres professionally cleaned every day
  • closing the children’s corners
  • reducing the number of Red Cross and Disaster Ministries volunteers.

If you would like more information on COVID-19, the SA Government dedicated COVID-19 website contains useful information, including daily updates.

COVID-19 website

Phone the South Australian COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 273 787.

This is the place to find information about recovering from current fires.

Cudlee Creek Fire recovery

Carcuma Fire recovery

Kangaroo Island Fire recovery

Keilira Fire recovery

Yorketown Fire recovery

If you need:

  • advice about what to do after an emergency or disaster
  • information about the help available after an emergency or disaster

you can visit the Disaster Recovery pages on and visit the National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

You can stay up to date with local fire recovery news in your area, as well as general recovery updates. If you would like to sign up for any of our newsletters, visit the subscription page.

A message from the State Bushfire Recovery Coordinator - 1 April 2020

Online event: Land Use Planning for Disaster Resilient Communities Handbook launch

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is publishing a new handbook, Land Use Planning for Disaster Resilient Communities, which focuses on land use planning for new development and its role in supporting disaster resilient communities.

The handbook will be launched with a free online webinar, featuring expert speakers as they unpack the principles and practice of land use planning for disaster resilient communities.

  • Date: Wednesday 5 August
  • Time: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm (South Australian time)

Registration is essential. You will receive an access code for the event at the end of the registration process.

Register via the AIDR website

Page last updated : 24 Jul 2020

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