Meningie Country Fire Service    

Fire Prevention

Property owners within the Coorong District Council must take reasonable steps to protect their land from fire and to prevent or inhibit the outbreak of fire on the land, or the spread of fire through the land.  The reduction of fuel and the appropriate management of onsite vegetation (grass, tree cuttings or litter etc) are the best methods to minimise the potential for a fire.

 The fire season for the Upper South East starts 15th November and ends 15th April inclusive. During the period of 15 November 2011 to 15 April 2012 it is prohibited to burn. Permits may be issued from the 15th February subject to certain conditions.  Contact the Coorong District Council’s Fire Prevention Officer or a Permit Officer for further information.  To find out your fire ban district, check fire danger ratings, permit information and obtain what you can and can’t do during the fire season visit the CFS website at or the Coorong District Councils website at Coorong District Council - Fire Prevention & Information

Please refer to the code of practice which is provided as a guide for the SA farming community in the practice of safer grain harvesting operations, which reduce the likelihood of fires escaping and subsequent impact on the local community and Country Fires (CFS) brigades. Click here to download the harvest code of operations.


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