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 www.cfs.sa.gov.au will provide vital information, including information on their Warnings and Incidents page which is updated every 5 minutes.
Ambulance Hotline: 1300 136 272
: 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 / www.faunarescue.org.au or RSPCA SA 1300 4 777 22
Barossa Visitor Guide
Barossa Christmas and New Years Opening Hours
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 dates||2016||2017|
|New Year's Day||Friday 1 January 2016||Monday 2 January 2017 |
(extra day as 1 Jan falls on Sunday)
|Australia Day||Tuesday 26 January 2016||Thursday 26 January 2017|
|March Public Holiday||Monday 14 March 2016||Monday 13 March 2017|
|Good Friday||Friday 25 March 2016||Friday 14 April 2017|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday 26 March 2016||Saturday 15 April 2017|
|Easter Monday||Monday 28 March 2016||Monday 17 April 2017|
|Anzac Day||Monday 25 April 2016||Tuesday 25 April 2017|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 13 June 2016||Monday 12 June 2017|
|Labour Day||Monday 3 October 2016||Monday 2 October 2017|
|Christmas Day Holiday||Monday 26 December 2016||Monday 25 December 2017|
|Proclamation Day||Tuesday 27 December 2016||Tuesday 26 December 2017|
|School Holiday dates||2016||2017|
|Term 1 School Holidays||Saturday 16 April 2016 - Sunday 1 May 2016||Friday 14 April 2017 - Sunday 30 April 2017|
|Term 2 School Holidays||Saturday 9 July 2016 - Sunday 24 July 2016||Saturday 8 July 2017 - Sunday 23 July 2017|
|Term 3 School Holidays||Saturday 1 October - Sunday 16 October 2016||Saturday 30 September 2017 - Sunday 15 October 2017|
|Summer School Holidays||Saturday 17 December 2016 - Sunday 29 January 2017||Saturday 16 December 2017 - Sunday 28 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: www.phylloxera.com.au