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.


Application Fees as of 1/07/17 (all fees are GST exempt) $596, except

  • For single trees, the fee is $149 per tree to a maximum of $596 (4 or more)
  • For Mallee trees the fee is $149 per 3 Mallee trees, to a maximum of $596 (12 or more)
  • For applications to cut brush (Melaleuca uncinata) the fee is $298
  • For applications associated with works under a Landcare or similar project where the proposed works will result in an environmental benefit, the fee is $149.

Cheque, Money Order, Cash.


Act(s) name

Native Vegetation Act 1991 SA

Regulation(s) name

Native Vegetation Regulations 2003 SA

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.

Research Officer

Operating address: Entry 4
Waite Road
Urrbrae SA 5064
Mailing address: GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0883039777
Fax: 0883039780
Website: (Opens in new window)