The Alert SA App is an official Mobile Application of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) and provides users with timely, relevant bushfire information in South Australia. The App displays bushfire warnings and alerts, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans, with users able to create up to 10 Watch Zones, specifying areas of interest to them. Users are encouraged not to rely on one source of information during bushfires, and to access other channels such as, CFS Facebook and Twitter, a battery powered radio and the Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 362 361 (TTY 133 677).

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

Receive Push Notifications for all fire incidents occurring in your Watch Zones. Easily check warning levels with new colour-coded Warning Areas on the map. See FAQs for further details.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings


Very basic app

The previous emergency services app was so much better with options to select alerts for all emergency services agencies. This app is very basic with very little information available. Very disappointed when previous app was withdrawn and waited so long for a replacement which has turned out to be very disappointing. Bring back the original.

swampy1 ,

Nice APP, very informative.

I used this APP during yesterday’s firestorm conditions and found it to be a very useful and informative tool.

A lot of people have been complaining about not being able to create watch zones and initially so was I. I then watched my wife do it with ease on both an iPad and an iPhone and the simple step she made was to give it a name first, then the button “create watch zone” becomes active {goes black from the inactive grey}. This was written in the instructions, first entry on creating watch zones. Mea culpa.

One problem I have which is more a nuisance than a bug is that when using an iPad and you work in landscape mode, the map remains in portrait mode ie it does not rotate as the iPad does. This means you have to turn the tablet into portrait mode to read it.

Otherwise a nice app that got us through the firestorm with confidence. It is nice that you can add a 3D terrain or satellite imagery as your background. The images are crisp, as are the 3D renderings of the terrain. Well done team.

Peter Marsh

M22! ,

Not that great

Dosent show areas of black that have been burnt like VicEmergancy app dose. Don’t always get notifications and when you do it’s really a bit late, friends had seen it on cfs Facebook 30min before this app let us know. It could of been to late. Other times it hasn’t let us know at all. Very very basic for a emergency app. It should clear the little fire pic once a fire is complete so that it’s gone and just leave a small black dot to show what area was burnt. And if a road is closed due to bushfire you shouldn’t have to go to a different app. People don’t have time to be swapping back and forth.


South Australian Fire and Emergency Commission
56.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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