Sampson Flat Bushfire Recovery

Quick links for residents affected by the Sampson Flat Bushfire, January 2015.
Bushfire Recovery Hotline
Bushfire Recovery Centre, Gumeracha
Community Meetings
Bushfire Recovery Newsletters
Program of Activities
Fire damaged bins
Natural Environment Fact Sheets
Australian Psychological Society

InterPAR program ending in June 2017
The InterPAR program is a free program designed to assist emotional recovery in Pinery and Sampson Flat communities affected by bushfires. It helps participants who are feeling stressed or mild-to-moderate distress, but do not have a diagnosed mental health problem. The five session program helps participants learn skills to manage their stress and increase their preparedness for future challenges.

For more information and to participate in this program, please contact the Project Officer:
Jason Blunt | or 0484 568 878.

Bushfire Recovery Hotline
The State Government has set up a Bushfire Recovery Hotline for people affected by the fires or for people who wish to contribute to recovery efforts. The hotline operates between 9.00am and 7.00pm, seven days a week. Please call 1800 302 787 or visit to access this hotline. For more information about affected Council services or to report damaged Council infrastructure, please call Council on 8408 0400.

Bushfire Recovery Centre - Gumeracha
The Sampson Flat Recovery Centre was opened on Friday 16 January at the Torrens Valley Community Centre, 45 Albert Street, Gumeracha. It is a central location for the community to meet, access information, and seek advice and support. Click here to read the Bushfire Recovery Centre Factsheet.
Opening hours:

​Monday to Friday​9.00am to 5.00pm


Community Champions
Congratulations to all of the Community Champions recognised at the recent Sharing, Lessons Learnt and Celebrating Resilience Day on March 18, 2016. These people made valuable contributions during the Sampson Flat Bushfire and through the recovery efforts, or supported and helped the community in general and they are appreciated.

More information to come.


Community Meetings
Click here to download the Community Meetings Calendar. If you would like to include any events, workshops or meetings in this calendar please email Anne Ellis:

Bushfire Recovery Newsletters
Regular newsletters provide key information on the bushfire recovery. See below for archived editions.

Newsletter #21 - 8 April 2016 (FINAL)
Newsletter #20 - 11 March 2016
Newsletter #19 - 12 February 2016
Newsletter #18 - 16 January 2016
Newsletter #17 - 11 December 2015
Newsletter #16 - 13 November 2015
Newsletter #15 - 9 October 2015
Newsletter #14 - 11 September 2015
Newsletter #13 - 14 August 2015
Newsletter #12 - 10 July 2015
Newsletter #11 - 19 June 2015
Newsletter #10 - 22 May 2015
Special edition - Garden and Property Recovery (May 2015)
Newsletter #9 - 8 May 2015
Newsletter #8 - 24 April 2015
Newsletter #7 - 10 April 2015
Newsletter #6 - 27 March 2015
Newsletter #5 - 13 March 2015
Newsletter #4 - 27 February 2015
Newsletter #3 - 16 February 2015
Newsletter #2 - 2 February 2015
Newsletter #1 - 14 January 2015

Program of Activities
Read about the programs, events and services available to assist affected communities.

Community Resilience and Recovery Session, 18 August 2015
July 2015 school holiday program
May - July 2015 Program

Fire damaged bins
Bins that have been destroyed or damaged by the fire can be reported to Council on 8408 0400 for replacement or repair.