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 2.1.4

Improved watch zone configuration and accuracy

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 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 Very disappointed when previous app was withdrawn and waited so long for a replacement which has turned out to be very disappointing.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

Stargazer1969au ,

Useful app but needs more user settings.

Useful app that has potential. Watch zones are good but need to be able to edit the size of each zone instead of deleting and doing it again. Also need to be able to select what type of alerts you want to be notified of outside of watch zones and have push notifications with an alarm sound (possibly a selection of sounds to choose from). Looking forward to the next update! 🙂👍

App Privacy

The developer, Government of South Australia – South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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