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Alert SA App and website

The Alert SA Mobile App is available to download, providing timely, relevant bushfire information to the South Australian community this bushfire season.

Visit to download the app and find out more information.


Funding Available to support community resilience

Preparing Australian Communities Program (PACS) – Local Stream

A key component of the Australian Government’s $600 million Preparing Australia Program will open for applications from 10 December 2021 – 6 January 2022.

The PACP supports Local governments, community organisations, businesses, and other organisations with grants of between $20,000 and $10 million, to improve the resilience of communities against natural hazards. Under this first round $150 million is available nationally from 2021-22 to 2024-25.

Project submissions must:

  • be aimed at reducing the risk to and/or improving the resilience of your community against bushfires, floods and/or tropical cyclones
  • increase the community's ability to mitigate, avoid, withstand and/or recover from the increasing effects of bushfires, floods or tropical cyclones as a result of climate change, in a timely and efficient manner
  • target or deliver resilience in one or more of the domains of the social, economic, natural or build environments

The Grant Opportunity Guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions, a sample application form, and support resources are available at:

Further information on the Preparing Australia Program can be found at:

Preparing Australia Program


Communications in emergencies and natural disasters

Telecommunications services, such as phone and internet, help us to communicate and receive information during emergencies or natural disasters and are crucial in coordinating response and recovery efforts.

While telecommunications companies actively plan for emergency situations, during a natural disaster, telecommunications services cannot be guaranteed. Power outages are highly likely in a natural disaster and can lead to telecommunications services becoming unavailable. 

All Australians can do more to prepare for the loss of telecommunications services in a natural disaster so they do not become isolated and without important information that helps keep them up to date.

The Commonwealth Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters (STAND) project has developed factsheets outlining the limitations of telecommunications in natural disasters and the ways people can prepare.


Corona Virus Updates (COVID-19)

For more information, contact the Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080 or go to


South Australian Government's response to the Independent Review into the 2019/20 South Australian Bushfire Season

The State Government has announced nearly $100 million of funding ahead of the upcoming bushfire danger season, in response to the Independent Bushfire Review into South Australia’s 2019/20 bushfire season. Find out more here.


Stronger Together - South Australia's Disaster Resilience Strategy

This strategy provides a foundation for State and local government, businesses, and the non-government and community sectors  to collectively strengthen the resilience of South Australians to survive, adapt and grow, no matter what happens. Find out more here.

SA Disaster Resilience Strategy


This link will take you to the page on the website dealing with emergencies. The page will open in a new tab or window.



From July 1 1999, the fire services levy on insurance premiums was replaced with a new broader based emergency services levy on property. Clicking this link will open up a copy of the brochure sent out to all households in South Australia explaining how the ESL works.

The Emergency Services Levy

The Emergency Services Levy is a levy on all real estate and some vehicles for funding emergency services across South Australia so they can continue to save lives and property. The levy came into effect on 1 July, 1999. For more information, clicking here will take you to the page that explains the Emergency Services Levy in detail.

SAFECOM Strategic Plan 2022