People affected by bushfires in South Australia may find it difficult to access emergency relief funds because of issues around proving their identity, lawyers have warned.
The Law Society of South Australia says free and immediate legal assistance is available to people who have been affected by bushfires.
Law Society President Rocco Perrotta said people will be confronted with a number of problems when their property is damaged or destroyed, especially if they evacuate with few personal belongings.
"It can be difficult, for example, to access bushfire relief funds if you cannot prove who you are," he said.
A register of lawyers who can provide free, immediate legal help to bushfire victims to help get them off the ground has been established, while the Legal Services Commission is running a free advice line for bushfire victims.
The Law Society of South Australia said an emergency disaster plan, developed by the legal fraternity, including the Attorney-General's Department, had been activated after the Sampson Flat bushfire and other fires that have destroyed land and property.
The Legal Services Commission is offering free advice over the phone via their Legal Helpline on 1300 366 424, while those affected by the fires can contact the Law Society to be referred to a lawyer who can provide free immediate assistance.