Everything you need to know about the bushfires impacting Kangaroo Island
Currently, small pockets of fire is still active on the Island, however there is no threat to people or properties. The CFS and farm fighting units are controlling spot fires and flare ups in the areas that are not accessible to tourists, and also conducting back burns. 50% of Kangaroo island has not been affected by the Kangaroo Island bushfire. This eastern end is where tourists are encouraged to visit and stay.
Due to the ongoing improvment in fire conditions, more roads around the Island have been opened to the general public. While this is great news, we encourage you to be cautious and take care as you travel around. Some of these newly opened roads have been fire affected, and may have damaged signage and heavy traffic due to emergency services still present.
IT IS CRITICAL THAT ANYONE ON THE ISLAND OR TRAVELLING TO THE ISLAND, HEED ADVICE AT ALL TIMES AND REGULARLY CHECK THE INFORMATION ABOUT BUSHFIRE WARNINGS ON THE CFS WEBSITE. THE MOST RECENT UPDATE ABOUT THE FIRES ON KANGAROO ISLAND CAN CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Bush Fires Kangaroo Island Jan 2020
As a result of the Kangaroo Island bushfires that started on the 3rd January, 2020, approximately 48% of our land mass was affected. However, as Australia’s third largest island, much of the land is still open, accessible and as it has always been.
Where to get the most up to date information?
We encourage you to check conditions before you go in case conditions have changed since the time of this being published:
Getting around the Island
The majority of the Island is unaffected by the fires, and is open for business. Please visit our Map www.kimap.com.au for up to date information about what is open, to see and do.
If you have a current reservation or booking, please speak with your provider. If you are contemplating visiting Kangaroo Island see our listings available here.
Our tour providers have been working hard to provide alternative itineraries for all customers. To contact a tour provider, please see our listings here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that you may have many questions about the fires, how to order product from the Island to support businesses, and as such have prepared an FAQ document to assist. If the information you are requiring is not included, please contact us directly. FAQ can be found here.
What Businesses are open and closed?
Due to the fires many of our businesses on Kangaroo Island have been affected. To assist with your planning please see here for a list of current business information. Please be aware this is not a comprehensive list of all businesses on the island and as such we encourage you to utilise multiple sources for information.
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