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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 dates20192020
New Year's DayTuesday 1 January 2019Wednesday 1 January 2020
Australia DayMonday 28 January 2019
(Australia Day holiday)
Sunday 26 January 2020
March Public HolidayMonday 11 March 2019Monday 9 March 2020
Good FridayFriday 19 April 2019Friday 10 April 2020
Easter SaturdaySaturday 20 April 2019Saturday 11 April 2020
Easter MondaySaturday 22 April 2019Monday 13 April 2020
Anzac DayThursday 25 April 2019Saturday 25 April 2020
Queen's BirthdayMonday 10 June 2019Monday 8 June 2020
Labour DayMonday 7 October 2019Monday 5 October 2020
Christmas Day HolidayWednesday 25 December 2019Friday 25 December 2020
 Proclamation DayThursday 26 December 2019Monday 26 December 2020 

School Holiday dates20192020
Term 1 School Holidays Saturday 13 April 2019 - Sunday 28 April 2019Saturday 11 April 2020 – Sunday 26 April 2020
Term 2 School HolidaysSaturday 6 July 2019 - Sunday 21 July 2019Saturday 4 July 2020 – Sunday 19 July 2020
Term 3 School HolidaysSaturday 28 September 2019 - Sunday 13 October 2019Saturday 26 September 2020 – Sunday 11 October 2020
Summer School HolidaysSaturday 14 December 2019 - Monday 27 January 2020Saturday 12 December 2020 - Sunday 31 January 2021

* 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: