Permit to Hold an Event or Activity in a Forest Reserve - South Australia


Persons wishing to use forest reserves for any commercial activity must apply for a permit.

Activities include:

  • take a photograph, or make a film or other audio or video recording, for commercial purposes in a forest reserve
  • conduct a tour in a forest reserve for fee or reward or organise such a tour
  • conduct any athletic, horse riding, fishing, cycling or other kind of competition in a forest reserve or organise such a competition
  • sell or hire goods, or offer goods for sale or hire, in a forest reserve
  • provide, or offer to provide, any service in a forest reserve for fee or reward
  • conduct a motor vehicle race, rally, speed trial or similar event in a forest reserve or organise such an event
  • conduct scientific experiments in a forest reserve
  • keep bees in a forest reserve
  • undertake any activity in a forest reserve for the purpose of fundraising or making a profit
  • use or cause to be used any loudspeaker or similar device or other noisy equipment in a forest reserve; or
  • construct or erect any booth, marquee or other structure in a forest reserve
  • organise or cause to be organised, or attend or participate in, a public meeting, demonstration or gathering in a forest reserve.

Intending uses should be compatible with the forest reserve (e.g. horse trail riding but not bike trail riding).

Service type


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




Fees vary depending on activity

Act(s) name

Forestry Act 1950 South Australia

Additional information

Applications need to be emailed at least 4 weeks prior to the event with a copy of your Public Liability Policy.

Administering agency

Forestry SA

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:


Forestry SA

Mailing address: PO Box 162
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Phone: 0887242888
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