Native Vegetation Clearance Consent - South Australia


You will need this consent in order to clear any naturally occurring native plants on public and private land, including dead trees that may provide habitat for animals.

These activities include, but are not limited to:

  • the cutting down, destruction or removal of whole plants
  • the removal of branches, limbs, stems or trunks (including brushcutting and woodcutting)
  • burning
  • poisoning
  • slashing of understorey
  • drainage and reclamation of wetlands
  • grazing by animals (in some circumstances).

This applies to all naturally occurring native vegetation on public and private land throughout South Australia, except for some areas of metropolitan Adelaide.

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.


A consent to undertake clearance remains valid for 2 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Approval time

It is recommended that an application be submitted at least 10 weeks before you require a decision.

Administering agency

Native Vegetation Council

Contact details

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