Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 3 February to 17 April 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


We need your help to identify what can be done to reduce the impact of bushfires on South Australian communities into the future.

What’s being decided?

The South Australian government has announced an independent review on the 2019/20 bushfire season.

The review will look into South Australia's preparedness for dealing with significant bushfire activity and what can be done to mitigate the impact of bushfires on our communities into the future. The review will also explore preparation, prevention, response and recovery strategies for upcoming years and bushfire seasons.

The Terms of Reference provides further detail on the scope of the review.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will help us identify how South Australia can adapt and learn from recent events to be better prepared for dealing with future bushfires, whilst minimising their impact on our communities.

Get involved

You are invited to provide input to the independent review by:

SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission
South Australian 2019-2020 Bushfire Review
GPO Box 2706 Adelaide SA 5001

Please note that all submissions are considered public documents and may be published on the Review's website, unless confidentiality is requested.

What are the next steps?

Findings of the review as well as proposed actions will be reported to the State Government by the end of June 2020, in preparation for the next bushfire season.

Contact details

For general enquiries about the review, please email: 

Closing date: 5 p.m. Friday 17 April 2020