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 has been updated as at December 2017.


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 2016-17, 68% of  of South Australian households in high or medium bushfire at-risk areas acknowledged having a self-assessed level of preparedness, this is  23 percentage points higher  than the 2010-11 baseline year. 

Data note

Since 2009, Colmar Bunton, and then McGregor Tan, has conducted annual qualified and quantitative research of households within 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.

Lead Agency

SA Country Fire Service