Last Resort Refuges

Last Resort Refuges on Kangaroo Island

It is important to not to confuse a Last Resort Refuge with a Bushfire Safer Place, Last Resort Refuge are your LAST choice of location to shelter from a bushfire. May be subject to sparks, embers and smoke.

The Country Fire Service (CFS) has designated the following locations around Kangaroo Island as LAST resort refuge when directed by the CFS or other agencies:

  • 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 a bushfire.

KI Map - Bushfire Safer Places 2017


Emergency Contacts

- Emergency 000

- Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 362 361

- TTY 133 677

- CFS Headquarters 08 8463 4200

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