Department of Human Services

Fire and disaster recovery

Recovery Centres still operating

Recovery Centres will remain open until otherwise directed by authorities 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
  • suspending home visits by recovery outreach teams — however those members are now increasing the telephone outreach calls
  • 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

Page last updated : 12 May 2020

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