Bushfire Safety


Bushfire prevention is a year-round responsibility and a necessity for property owners in the Urban/Rural interface of the Council area it is far more than a weekend cleanup just prior to the bushfire season. Recent Fires in South Australia have shown that Bushfires can have a significant impact on areas across the Urban/Rural Interface. An appropriately maintained garden and well prepared house can minimise the risk of a bushfire impacting on you and your family.  Making an informed decision well in advance of a bushfire whether you should stay in your house or go is perhaps the most important decision you and your family. Some areas within the Urban/Rural interface may only have one access point in and out of the area in the event of an emergency these areas may need to be accessed by emergency services vehicles.

Ways to Stay Informed

Look and listen for information on television, radio, internet, mobile phones and by speaking with neighbours.

Athelstone Fire Siren

The Athelstone Fire Siren, located within the Black Hill Conservation Park, is maintained and operated by the SA Country Fire Service and will only be used for fire incidents in line with CFS policies and procedures.

Testing of the siren will occur at 7pm every Wednesday for a period of 30 seconds. In line with the SA Country Fire Service Siren Policy the Siren will operate in the following manner:

Between 8am and 8pm
The siren will be used for fires that require attendance by the Athelstone Fire Brigade

Between 8pm and 8am
The siren will be used for fire that threatens life and property (at the discretion of the incident controller)

When the siren is used for an incident rather than a test, the blast will last for 3 continuous minutes.

PO Box 1, Campbelltown SA 5074 | 172 Montacute Rd, Rostrevor SA 5073
(08) 8366 9222|mail@campbelltown.sa.gov.au| ABN 37 379 133 969
ERACampbelltown Made South Australia
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