Bushfire Awareness Talk Wed 22 July


A bushfire safety and awareness talk for Australians whose first language is not English.

The Country Fire Service will present an easy-English presentation with simple bushfire safety messages, ways to stay informed, bushfire behaviour and discuss people’s experience of fire. Easy English and translated materials will be provided.

Where: City of Tea Tree Gully Library Community Learning Centre
When: Wed 22 July 10.30am-noon

Bookings are essential. Book online or phone 83397 7333

For those in need and impacted by the Adelaide bushfires

Anyone in need and impacted by the ‪#‎bushfire‬, emergency relief centres are currently open at Golden Grove and Willaston to provide food, financial assistance and emergency accommodation. There is a range of goods including toiletries, pet food, vouchers, baby goods and more.

You can find the emergency relief centres at:

Golden Grove Recreation Centre
The Golden Way
Golden Grove

View Golden Grove Recreation Centre on Google Maps

Willaston Football Club
Kelly Road
View Willaston Football Club on Google Maps

Recovery hotline

The SA Bushfire Recovery hotline is open on 1800 302 787. The hotline is for people who have lost their home, suffered trauma or other loss – or for others wanting to provide financial donations to support affected communities.

If you are affected by the fires, call this number for information about emergency grants. Grants are available for essential items such as food and clothing. Grants provide for up to $280 per adult and up to $140 per child, to a maximum of $700 per family.

For information and warnings about ongoing fires, visit the CFS website.

Road closures

See the SA Police website for fire-related road closures.


To help people affected by the fires, visit the Volunteering SA website and follow the links.


Donations to the State Emergency Relief Fund can be made in a number of ways. For full information see Bushfire donations.

The emergency relief centres have been inundated with generous gifts of food and clothing. Please do not donate goods as the relief centres are not able to manage any further donations.

Donations for firefighting support can be made to the CFS.

Please be careful of websites seeking donations and door knockers representing the CFS or any other charity. The CFS have made clear that they do NOT collect money in this way.


Treatment of injured animals

The University of Adelaide Veterinary School at Roseworthy is open to treat injured animals:

Roseworthy Campus
1454 Mudla Wirra Rd

Phone: 8313 1999
Fax: 8313 7736
Email: vet_reception@adelaide.edu.au

The Animal Welfare League of Australia will be taking calls from 10.00 am (4 January 2015) on 8348 1300.

Pets and their People vet surgeries are offering free consultations for pets (excluding horses) that have been injured in the fire. Medications will be charged at cost only. Please phone a surgery for advice or an appointment:

  • Fulham Gardens – 8355 5475
  • Black Forest – 8351 6066
  • Unley – 8272 3400.


To volunteer to help with the care of animals, contact Volunteering SA.

Feed donations

Stock feed can be donated to RSPCA’s Lonsdale shelter (25 Meyer Road, Lonsdale) weekdays between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm weekdays or 10.00 am to 2.00 pm weekends.

Pet food (dry or wet), towels and blankets can be donated to the RSPCA Lonsdale shelter or Stepney office (16 Nelson St, Stepney) during business hours 9.00 am to – 5.00 pm.

Property damage

Damage assessment teams are on the ground assessing properties in areas where it is safe to do so. If your property has been damaged SA Police will contact you when the assessment is complete.

For general enquiries about property in the bushfire-affected area, go to one of the emergency relief centres listed at the top of this page.

For information about road closures and access to areas affected by the fires see the SA Police website.