Native Vegetation Clearance Consent - South Australia


You will need this consent in order to undertake activities that could cause substantial damage to native plants, 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 consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


A consent to undertake clearance remains valid for two years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $663.00

This fee will reduce by $162.50 per individual tree, up to a maximum of four trees. Fees for 2021-22


Other resources

Additional information

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Research Officer

Native Vegetation Council

South Australia
Operating address: Natural Resources Centre
81 - 95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1047
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8303 9777
Fax: 08 8303 9780
Website: Contact Us Form (Opens in new window)