Designated Safer Places

Bushfire Safer Places on Kangaroo Island

Kingscote Town Ship (156 kb)

Penneshaw Town Ship(124 kb)

Use if you need to relocate early. Suitable for use during forecast bad fire weather or during bushfire. May be subject to sparks, embers and smoke.


Last Resort Refuges on Kangaroo Island

The Country Fire Service (CFS) has designated the following locations around Kangaroo Island as Last resort refuge for those who have decided they will leave high risk locations early on a high fire risk day:

  • Kingscote Oval
  • Penneshaw Oval
  • Parndana Oval
  • American River Wharf area
  • Stokes Bay Beach carpark
  • Emu Bay Wharf area

Use if your plan has failed. Not suitable for extended use and provides only limited protection during bushfire.

KI Map - Bushfire Safer Places 2017


Emergency Contacts

- Emergency 000

- Bushfire Information Hotline 1300 362 361

- TTY 133 677

- CFS Headquarters 08 8463 4200



Kangaroo Island Council | 43 Dauncey St (PO Box 121) KINGSCOTE SA 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4500 | Fax: 08 8553 2885 | Email:
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