Development Approval - South Australia


You will need this approval if you intend to undertake any development activity, which can include:

  • building work and associated activities, such as demolition
  • the subdivision of land
  • changes to the use of land, such as mining, damming, removal of vegetation
  • alteration to the access to land
  • advertising.

A development approval will provide you with the required building, planning and land consent.

The type of approval required will depend on the location, complexity and potential impact of the proposed development and will fall within one of four development pathways:

  • Exempt developments - for minor projects that do not need approval.
  • Accepted developments - for most minor development applications that only need building consent.
  • Code assessed developments - for moderate applications, which need to be assessed against the relevant building or planning code.
  • Impact assessed developments - for major developments, in which a broad range of impacts must be assessed.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Administering agency

Department for Trade and Investment

Planning and Land Use Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.