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Australian Fire Danger Rating System

The Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) has recently changed. It's important to know your daily Fire Danger Rating.

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On an 'Extreme' or 'Catastrophic' fire danger day, Council services may be closed if the fire danger rating is above 'Extreme 75' for the 'Mount Lofty Ranges' district. View the services that may be affected.

Australian Fire Danger Ratings

The Adelaide Hills has been affected by many bushfires, so when in the Hills it's important for residents and visitors to be prepared.

The Australian Fire Danger Rating System is your simplified survival tool. These ratings tell you how dangerous a bushfire could be if it broke out and what you need to do to stay safe.

The system has four levels - moderate, high, extreme and catastrophic.

There is also a ‘no rating’ for days where no proactive action is required by a community. This means that any fires that start are less likely to move or act in a way that threatens the safety of the community.

Understand the system

The AFDRS uses the latest technology and research to provide an accurate and detailed prediction of fire behaviour and the potential threat to the community. It produces accurate predictions of risk based on the various vegetation types in different areas.

Adopted across the country, there are nationally consistent colours and terminology, meaning wherever you are you’ll be able to understand the level of threat and what you need to do to stay safe.

Know your rating

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