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 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 Christmas and New Year's Opening Hours for 2018 - click 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 dates||2018||2019|
|New Year's Day||Monday 1 January 2018||Tuesday 1 January 2019|
|Australia Day||Friday 26 January 2018||Monday 28 January 2019 |
(Australia Day holiday)
|March Public Holiday||Monday 12 March 2018||Monday 11 March 2019|
|Good Friday||Friday 30 March 2018||Friday 19 April 2019|
|Easter Saturday||Saturday 31 March 2018||Saturday 20 April 2019|
|Easter Monday||Monday 2 April 2018||Saturday 22 April 2019|
|Anzac Day||Wednesday 25 April 2018||Thursday 25 April 2019|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 11 June 2018||Monday 10 June 2019|
|Labour Day||Monday 1 October 2018||Monday 7 October 2019|
|Christmas Day Holiday||Tuesday 25 December 2018||Wednesday 25 December 2019|
|Proclamation Day||Wednesday 26 December 2018||Thursday 26 December 2019|
|School Holiday dates||2018||2019|
|Term 1 School Holidays||Saturday 14 April 2018 - Sunday 29 April 2018||Saturday 13 April 2019 - Sunday 28 April 2019|
|Term 2 School Holidays||Saturday 7 July 2018 - Sunday 22 July 2018||Saturday 6 July 2019 - Sunday 21 July 2019|
|Term 3 School Holidays||Saturday 29 September 2018 - Sunday 14 October 2018||Saturday 28 September 2019 - Sunday 13 October 2019|
|Summer School Holidays||Saturday 15 December 2018 - Monday 28 January 2019||Saturday 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: www.phylloxera.com.au