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Visitor Resources – Barossa

Visitor Resources

Essential Phone Numbers / Barossa Visitor Guide / SA Public & School Holidays / Barossa Fact Sheets / Phylloxera Free Barossa

Essential Phone Numbers

In an Emergency call:  000
The Triple Zero (000) service should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance service in life threatening or emergency situations.  
Calls to Triple Zero (000) are free and can be made from mobile phones, home or work phones or pay phones.

Police Assistance Line: 131 444

Country Fire Service Information Hotline: 1300 362 361
In the event of a bushfire anywhere within South Australia, the Country Fire Service website will provide vital information, including information on their Warnings and Incidents page which is updated every 5 minutes.

Ambulance Hotline: 1300 136 272

Health Care : Angaston Hospital 08 8563 8500 / Gawler Hospital 08 8521 2000 / Kapunda Hospital 08 8566 2007 / Tanunda Hospital 08 8563 2398
Injured Animals: Fauna Rescue of South Australia 08 8289 0896 / or RSPCA SA 1300 4 777 22


Barossa Visitor Guide 

The Barossa Visitor Guide is full of information about our region and all it has to offer. Please read online here, or pick up a copy from a Visitor Information Centre.


 SA Public & School Holidays

Public Holiday opening hours: If you are travelling to the Barossa during significant public holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas, please check here for a list of opening hours for local businesses to assist you in your itinerary planning.

Book ahead for holiday periods:  Long weekends and school holidays are popular times for a visit to the Barossa. If possible, it is a great idea to book accommodation in advance if you are travelling over these dates.

Public Holiday dates2017 2018
New Year's DayMonday 2 January 2017  Monday 1 January 2018
Australia DayThursday 26 January 2017 Friday 26 January 2018
March Public HolidayMonday 13 March 2017 Monday 12 March 2018
Good FridayFriday 14 April 2017 Friday 30 March 2018
Easter SaturdaySaturday 15 April 2017 Saturday 31 March 2018
Easter MondayMonday 17 April 2017Monday 2 April 2018
Anzac DayTuesday 25 April 2017 Wednesday 25 April 2018
Queen's BirthdayMonday 12 June 2017 Monday 11 June 2018
Labour DayMonday 2 October 2017Monday 1 October 2018
Christmas Day HolidayMonday 25 December 2017Tuesday 25 December 2018
 Proclamation DayTuesday 26 December 2017Wednesday 26 December 2018

School Holiday dates2017 2018
Term 1 School Holidays Friday 14 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017Saturday 14 April 2018 - Sunday 29 April 2018
Term 2 School HolidaysSaturday 8 July 2017 - Sunday 23 July 2017 Saturday 7 July 2018 - Sunday 22 July 2018
Term 3 School HolidaysSaturday 30 September 2017 - Sunday 15 October 2017 Saturday 29 September 2018 - Sunday 14 October 2018
Summer School Holidays Saturday 16 December 2017 - Sunday 28 January 2018Saturday 15 December 2018 - Tuesday 29 January 2018

* The information above is relevant to South Australian state schools


Barossa Visitor Information Centre Fact Sheet Series

The Barossa Visitor Information Centre has prepared a series of fact sheets that answer many of the frequently asked questions that visitors to the region have.  These fact sheets can be downloaded here.


Keep the Barossa Phylloxera free

The Barossa, as with all other South Australian wine regions, is classified as phylloxera free. Phylloxera (fil-ox-era) is the Barossa's most significant grapevine pest. It has the potential to decimate entire vineyards. The minute aphid-like pest attacks grapevine roots and causes decline in vine health and ultimately impedes the vine's capacity to produce.

It is vitally important that the Barossa remains vigilant about the threat of phylloxera. Please ensure you protect the Barossa from phylloxera whilst visiting our region. Please do not enter vineyards without permission and observe Phylloxera protocols during your visit.

For more information visit the Phylloxera & Grape Industry Board of South Australia website: