A recovery centre to provide assistance and support to people affected by recent bushfires opened at Lobethal today.

The centre is open from 7am to 7pm daily at Fabrik Arts and Heritage in the Old Woollen Mill, 1 Lobethal Road at Lobethal. The centre can provide a range of assistance to people affected by the fire, including providing advice on their recovery, care and support, assistance with accommodation and administering grants.

The establishment of the recovery centre means that the relief centres currently operating at Highbury and Mt Barker will be closed. The Highbury centre closed yesterday (Sunday 5 January), and Mt Barker centre will close on at 7pm on Wednesday 8 January.

A relief centre continues to operate at Kingscote to help people affected by the Kangaroo Island bushfire. This centre is open from 7am to 7pm daily at the Kingscote Football Club, Centenary Avenue, Kingscote.

People directly affected by the fires who require assistance and support can also phone the Recovery Hotline on 1800 302 787.

For information on how to donate to the Cudlee Creek Fire Appeal, visit www.dhs.sa.gov.au/bushfireappeal