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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.


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.


 SA Public & School Holidays

Barossa Business 2019 Easter & ANZAC Day opening hours - Download Here

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 dates20182019
New Year's DayMonday 1 January 2018Tuesday 1 January 2019
Australia DayFriday 26 January 2018Monday 28 January 2019
(Australia Day holiday)
March Public HolidayMonday 12 March 2018Monday 11 March 2019
Good FridayFriday 30 March 2018Friday 19 April 2019
Easter SaturdaySaturday 31 March 2018Saturday 20 April 2019
Easter MondayMonday 2 April 2018Saturday 22 April 2019
Anzac DayWednesday 25 April 2018Thursday 25 April 2019
Queen's BirthdayMonday 11 June 2018Monday 10 June 2019
Labour DayMonday 1 October 2018Monday 7 October 2019
Christmas Day HolidayTuesday 25 December 2018Wednesday 25 December 2019
 Proclamation DayWednesday 26 December 2018Thursday 26 December 2019

School Holiday dates20182019
Term 1 School Holidays Saturday 14 April 2018 - Sunday 29 April 2018Saturday 13 April 2019 - Sunday 28 April 2019
Term 2 School HolidaysSaturday 7 July 2018 - Sunday 22 July 2018Saturday 6 July 2019 - Sunday 21 July 2019
Term 3 School HolidaysSaturday 29 September 2018 - Sunday 14 October 2018Saturday 28 September 2019 - Sunday 13 October 2019
Summer School HolidaysSaturday 15 December 2018 - Monday 28 January 2019Saturday 14 December 2019 - Monday 27 January 2020

* The information above is relevant to South Australian state schools


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: