Native Vegetation Clearance Consent - South Australia


Anyone performing activities that could cause substantial damage to native plants, including dead trees that may provide habitat for animals, must obtain a Native Vegetation Clearance.

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, with the exception of some areas of metropolitan Adelaide. Contact the agency directly for further information.

Service type


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


A consent to undertake clearance remains valid for two years.


Variable; Please contact the Agency.

Cheque, Money Order, Cash.


Act(s) name

Native Vegetation Act 1991 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Native Vegetation Regulations 2017 South Australia

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Research Officer

Operating address: Natural Resources Centre - Adelaide
Ground Floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0883039777
Fax: 0883039780
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