Permit to Excavate or Remove Specimens from a Place of Heritage Significance - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to excavate or disturb a State Heritage Place of geological, palaeontological or speleological significance, or to remove specimens from such place.

Permit holders must provide a full report of any work carried out to the agency within 2 months of permit expiry. The number and location of all specimens or artefacts recovered from a place must also be supplied to the agency.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • have appropriate geological, palaeontological or speleological qualifications, skills, or experience
  • 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


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All SA Heritage Register and Surveys (Opens in new window)

Approval time

Please allow a minimum of two to four weeks for processing.

Administering agency

Heritage SA

Contact details

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