Bushfire Funding Options

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island (RDA) will be working with all levels of government to assist in recovery programs following devastating fires in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island. In the meantime RDA is providing a list of bushfire and drought grants applicable to our region. The list is now live and will be updated as new or updated sources of funding assistance become available.

The list can be found on the Hills & Coast Grant Finder site by clicking on the logo below:

RDA would like to acknowledge and thank Grant Guru for making the list possible.


Disaster Information

The Government of South Australia Disaster Recovery website provides an extensive list of information specific to both the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island fires:  https://dhs.sa.gov.au/services/disaster-recovery

More information and applications for the South Australian Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grant can be found here: https://business.sa.gov.au/bushfires

More information and applications for the Primary Producer 2019/20 Bushfire Recovery Rebate Grant can be found on the PIRSA website here:
PIRSA – Recovery Grants for Bushfire Affected Communities in SA

Councils also have information relevant to their areas:
Adelaide Hills Council:  https://www.ahc.sa.gov.au/
Mount Barker District Council:  https://www.mountbarker.sa.gov.au/
Kangaroo Island Council:  https://www.kangarooisland.sa.gov.au/


Travel and Tourism Information

In regards to travel and tourism in the areas impacted by the fires, the SA Tourism Commission is encouraging visitors who have planned travel during the holiday period to get the right information about the regions they wish to travel – checking for the latest bushfire warnings and advice, information about road closures which may impact where they can travel, as well as checking with local visitor information centres or with the businesses they wish to visit about what’s open. Regional tourism websites are a good source for up to date information:
Adelaide Hills Tourism:  https://www.adelaidehills.org.au
Kangaroo Island Tourism:  https://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/