Department of Human Services

Native Vegetation

Native vegetation is still protected – even after bushfire

Native vegetation in most parts of South Australia is protected under the Native Vegetation Act 1991, including after bushfire events.

If you need to:

  • back burn
  • clear fire breaks
  • remove vegetation for access

you must first check to see if you need approval.

Managing native vegetation after fire

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges have prepared information on:

  • clearance
  • biodiversity
  • how burnt trees regenerate
  • the importance of trees to shelter native wildlife and prevent soil erosion.

Managing native vegetation after fire

Contacts to discuss native vegetation issues in fire-affected regions

Cudlee Creek

Elisa Sparrow
District Ecologist, Fleurieu Willunga Basin
Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges
Phone: 08 8550 3419
Mobile: 0428 861 613
5 Aldinga Road, Willunga SA 5172
PO Box 781, Willunga SA 5172

Kangaroo Island

Mr Kym Lashmar
Natural Resources Centre - Kingscote
37 Dauncey Street, Kingscote, SA, 5223
PO Box 39, Kingscote,SA, 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4444
Mobile: 0419 857 144

Keilira region and other South East fires

Jacqui Owen
Bush Management Advisor – Habitat Conservation (Mon - Wed)
Natural Resources South East
Department for Environment and Water
Phone: 08 8762 9702
Mobile: 0428 155 989
101 Cedar Avenue/PO Box 93
Naracoorte SA 5271

You can also visit the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) website
Phone the DEW Native Vegetation Branch on 8303 9777
Email nvc@sa.gov.au

Page last updated : 13 Mar 2020

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