Permits

Under the Heritage Places Act 1993, a person must not, without a permit from the SA Heritage Council:

  • excavate or disturb a State Heritage Place designated as a place of geological, palaeontological or speleological significance; or remove geological, palaeontological or speleological specimens from such a place (section 25)
  • excavate or disturb a State Heritage Place designated as a place of archaeological significance; or remove archaeological artefacts from such a place (section 26)
  • excavate or disturb any land (not designated as a place of archaeological significance) for the purpose of searching for or recovering archaeological artefacts of heritage significance; or excavate or disturb any land (not designated as a place of archaeological significance) knowing or having reasonable cause to suspect that the excavation or disturbance will or is likely to result in an archaeological artefact of heritage significance being discovered, exposed, moved, damaged or destroyed (section 27)
  • damage, destroy or dispose of a geological, palaeontological or speleological specimen removed from a State Heritage Place designated as a place of geological, palaeontological or speleological significance (whether removed before or after the entry of that place in the Register); or an archaeological artefact removed from a State Heritage Place designated as a place of archaeological significance (whether removed before or after the entry of that place in the Register) (section 28)
  • damage, destroy or dispose of an object entered in the Register (either as a provisional or confirmed entry) (section 28)
  • alter an object entered in the Register (either as a provisional or confirmed entry) in a way that would materially affect the heritage significance of the object (section 28).

Apply for a permit using one of the forms below:

If you require additional information, please contact the Permits Officer on (08) 8124 4956.

Please note that a summary of your application and permit, if issued, will be made publicly available, including on the South Australian Heritage Council’s web page, respecting privacy principles. Your name and contact details will not be published.