Permit to Excavate or Disturb Land Not Designated as a Place of Archaeological Significance - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to excavate or disturb any land that is not designated as a place of archaeological significance for the purpose of searching for or recovering archaeological artefacts of heritage significance.

You will also need this permit if you intend to excavate or disturb any land if you suspect that the excavation or disturbance is likely to result in an archaeological artefact of heritage significance being found.

A full report of the results of the work carried out must be submitted to the agency within 2 months of the expiration of the permit (i.e. copy of all notes, plans, sections and photographs relating to the work carried out). The number and location of all specimens or artefacts recovered from a place must also be supplied to the agency following any works.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • have appropriate archaeological qualifications, skills, or experience or be supervised by a person that does
  • provide the agency with comprehensive project details, including a research design and site map of the proposed works.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $196.00

Fees for 2023-24


Administering agency

Heritage SA

Contact details

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