Report an offence

DEWNR works with South Australians to look after our natural capital – this includes encouraging people to take responsibility for their environment by reporting suspected incidents of non-compliance to DEWNR. Reports of suspected non-compliance with South Australian environmental legislation should be directed to the appropriate Natural Resources Centre, relevant other DEWNR business unit or other agency as per the table below.

Any information received will be treated as confidential.


Incident type Who to contact Contact details
Reporting suspected illegal activity relating to:
  • Crown Land
  • National Parks
  • plants and animals
  • River Murray
  • soil conservation
  • water use
Contact your nearest Natural Resources Centre Business hours, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, unless otherwise specified.
Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges  Adelaide
(+61 8) 8204 9000
Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara  Ceduna
(+61 8) 8625 3706
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula  Port Lincoln
(+61 8) 8688 3111
Natural Resources Kangaroo Island  Kingscote
(+61 8) 8553 2381
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke  Clare
(+61 8) 8841 3400
Natural Resources SA Arid Lands  Port Augusta
(+61 8) 8648 5300
Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin  Berri
(+61 8) 8595 2111
Natural Resources South East  Mount Gambier
(+61 8) 8735 1177
Dolphin general enquiries Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary (+61 8) 8240 0193
Reports of suspected illegal native vegetation clearance Compliance Unit (+61 8) 8124 4914

 

Incident type Who to contact Contact details
Emergency (bushfire, medical, other) SAPOL 000
Police assistance or to report non-urgent crime SAPOL 131 444
Animal cruelty reporting RSPCA (SA)
After hours emergency
Animal Shelter
(+61 8) 8231 6931
(+61 8) 8202 8196
(+61 8) 8382 0888
Cultivation of drugs in reserves BankSA Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 within Australia only
Environment protection matters such as pollution or illegal dumping SA Environment Protection Authority (+61 8) 8204 2004 or 1800 623 445 (non-metropolitan callers) or email
Fishing or marine environment
Fishwatch 24 hour hotline 1800 065 522
within Australia only
Licensing of exotic birds, mammals and reptiles Animal and Plant Control Commission (+61 8) 8303 9500
Overseas export-import of native or exotic animals Customs Watch 1800 061 800
within Australia only
Plants pests and animal disease Animal Disease Watch
Fruit Fly Quarantine
Emergency Plant Pests
(+61 8) 1800 675 888
1300 666 010
1800 084 881