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 and significance 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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application Fees (Opens in new window)

Lodgement process


You will need to create an online account and lodge your application via the PlanSA website.

Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport


Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries


Department for Infrastructure and Transport

South Australia
Operating address: Level 5
50 Flinders Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1815
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Toll Free: 1800 752 664
Website: PlanSA (Opens in new window)