Bushfire Management Areas

Dataset Number2372
Dataset TitleBushfire Management Areas
CustodianData Authority: Country Fire Service (CFS)
Data Provider: Country Fire Service (CFS)


DescriptionThis dataset contains current Bushfire Management Areas (BMAs) proclaimed under Section 72 of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005. BMAs are used as administrative areas for bushfire management planning purposes. Each Bushfire Management Area has an associated Bushfire Management Committee (BMC) and Bushfire Management Area Plan (BMAP). BMCs and BMAPs are defined under Sections 72A and 72B of the above mentioned act. Further information is available on the Bushfire Management Planning page on the CFS website.
UsageThis dataset is available as open data on data.sa.gov.au.

Data Quality

LineageBushfire Management Areas are determined by the State Bushfire Coordination Committee (SBCC) in consultation with key stakeholders. This is as determined by the Fire and Emergency Services Act (2005). BMA boundaries were initially aligned mostly to NRM boundaries and Local Government Areas. The Adelaide Metropolitan Area (area not officially gazetted) has been incorporated into the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Bushfire Management Area, while awaiting the determination of the Designated Urban Bushfire Risk Area (DUBRA).
Positional AccuracySpatial accuracy varies within the layer. Coastline accuracy varies from +/- 25 metres to +/= 100 metres.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired2010
Last Updated07 March 2018
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodIn the event a declaration is made under Section 72 of the Fire and Emergency Services act to create, vary, or abolish a Bushfire Management Area, this dataset will be updated by the CFS Bushfire Management Planning Unit.
LicenseingCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Bushfire Management Areasarea_numberArea NumberNumberUnique number assigned to each Bushfire Management Area.
Bushfire Management Areasarea_nameArea NametextUnique name for each Bushfire Management Area.
Bushfire Management Areasdate_createdDate CreatedDateDate the record was created.
Bushfire Management Areasdate_editedDate EditedDateDate the record was last edited.

Contact Information

OrganisationCountry Fire Service (CFS)
Postal AddressBOX 2468

SA 5001