Kangaroo Island Bushfires and Recovery

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery

How to get in touch

Now, more than ever, we are available to address any concerns you may have.

Make sure you reach out to use the assistance available and ask any questions or provide feedback:

Call Local Recovery Coordinator, Rob Manton on 0435 568 170

Services available at the Recovery Centre

12 Jubilee Street, Parndana

Phone: 0438 861 215

Opening hours and services the week commencing Monday 13 July:

  • SA Housing Authority Recovery Team and Officers: Mon-Fri 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Primary Industries & Resources SA Officer: Mon-Fri 9.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • KI Medical Clinic GP: Tuesdays 9.00 am – 2.00 pm. Book ahead on 8553 2037
  • KI Health Service Mental Health & Wellbeing team:
    Wednesdays 9.00 am – 12.00 noon or by appointment
  • Rural Business Support: Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Salvation Army Financial Counsellor:
    Wednesday 12.00 noon - 5.00 pm or by appointment.

Come in for a warm cuppa and connect with the team.

The Recovery Centre can be reached during opening hours on 0438 861 215 or email KIFireRecovery@sa.gov.au

If you have been affected by the fires, most of the information you will require can be found on the Department of Human Services (DHS) website. Additional information is contained in the below links.

Waste Clean Up

If your property has been affected by fire, register your waste needs on the 2019/2020 SA Bushfire Waste Management Registration form at greenindustries.sa.gov.au/register-your-waste-needs - particularly if you have damaged buildings, structures, or yard waste. Spraying of asbestos and CCA ash commenced today and will continue throughout January.


If you wish to make a tax deductible financial donation through Kangaroo Island Council's KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund the Bank SA details are:

BSB: 105 094   Account Number: 035 680 540
Account Name: Mayoral Bushfire fund
International deposit enter Swift Code: SGBLAU2S

For anyone wishing to assist in fundraising efforts for the people of Kangaroo Island directly affected by the bushfires, they can donate to the Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Fund.

The Fund is tax deductible and every dollar donated goes directly to those impacted by the fires. Administration costs are being absorbed by Council.

Please note that your bank transfer receipt is sufficient for the purposes of claiming your donation (this applies to payments already made as well as future payments).

Financial Assistance

Applications are now open for the KI Mayoral Relief & Recovery Bushfire Fund Application

Community Grants to help communities recover

Applications for Round 2 of the Bushfire Recovery Community Grants opened on Monday 3 August 2020.

Country SA PHN, via the Australian Government mental health response to bushfire trauma, is offering Bushfire Community Recovery Grants of up to $10,000 to deliver grassroots activities to 2019-20 bushfire affected areas that will strengthen social connectedness and support mental health and healing. The funding grants provide the opportunity for communities to come together to foster resilience, healing and capacity building.

While the current COVID-19 pandemic has created restrictions on social gatherings and an element of uncertainty about the future, groups are encouraged to think innovatively about how they can engage with their community following the pandemic. These activities will promote peer support and community capacity building, empowering local residents with the skills and resources to help each other, seek help and support others.

Applications will be accepted from community organisations based in a 2019-20 bushfire affected area.

The Federal Government will provide grants of up to $50,000 to impacted small businesses, and $75,000 to primary producers and farmers.

For all financial relief options go to the DHS website, and click on Grants and Financial Assistance.

For a comprehensive list of grants available to residents of Kangaroo Island, visit Regional Development Australia - Hills and Coast Grant Finder (Grant Guru).

Additional Recovery Information: