South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


20. Bushfire preparedness:

Increase the number of households in high bushfire prone areas that are prepared for a bushfire by 30% by 2020

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

In 2013-14, 50% of South Australian households in high or medium bushfire protection have self-assessed level of preparedness, 5 percentage points higher than 2011-12 (baseline year). This information will be updated in the near future once the latest information is received.

Data note

Since 2009, Colmar Bunton has conducted 400 individual households each year in nominated bushfire risk areas to determine the householder’s self-assessed risk and level of preparedness.  Self-assessment areas include:

  • minimising vegetation and litter around the home including grasses and shrubs;
  • finding out the daily fire danger rating for the area;
  • making or reviewing a decision to leave early or stay and defend;
  • having created, checked and maintained survival or relocation kits;
  • having a written and reviewed Bushfire Survival Plan; and
  • practising a Bushfire Survival Plan.

Questions asked of the householder include:

  • to what extent do you agree or disagree that bushfires are a real threat in your area?
  • to what extent do you agree or disagree that bushfires are a threat to you and your family?
  • how prepared are you for a bushfire in your area?

Lead Agency

SA Country Fire Service