Frequently asked questions
Working at DEWNR
What job and work experience opportunities are available at DEWNR?
To find out what job opportunities, graduate programs and traineeships are available visit the Jobs SA website and search for vacancies advertised by DEWNR.
To apply for work experience, you will need to register your interest through the work experience application form.
Plants and animals
Do I need a permit to buy and/or sell native animals?
Do I need a permit to catch and/or keep native animals?
Do I need to include my permit details when advertising to sell native animals?
How do I report feral/nuisance animals in national parks?
Who do I contact about sick or injured wild animals?
How do I manage pest plants and animals on my property?
Find advice and information relevant to the region you live in:
How can I find out what plants are suitable for my property?
I am after a specific plant. Where can I get this from?
Contact State Flora
who grow a wide range of plants suitable for South Australia’s unique climate and soil conditions – both urban and rural.
Who can help me identify a plant?
Land and water
What is being done to look after the River Murray?
Do I need a water licence or permit?
What is the NRM levy used for?
The NRM levy supports projects that protect and enhance our state’s natural resources and encourage their sustainable use. To find out what projects are happening in your area select a region below:
Marine parks and fishing
How can I report fishing quotas being exceeded?
Why are fishing zones not physically marked in the ocean?
Most people are already familiar with using GPS coordinates or landmarks to find their fishing spots. DEWNR has developed a range of products to help people find the sanctuary zones in which fishing restrictions apply. To find out where the sanctuary zones are visit Marine Parks
How do I go about identifying an animal from the ocean?
National parks and botanic gardens
Where can I find the opening times of national parks and botanic gardens?
Visit National Parks South Australia for opening times of the state's national parks.
View the opening times for the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.
How do I buy a parks pass?
Are concession rates available for parks passes?
Where can I get a National Park Guide from?
Are camp fires allowed in National Parks?
Camp fires are allowed at certain times of the year in some national parks. Find out what restrictions apply on each park page
Are dogs allowed in national parks?
Dogs are permitted in some national parks. View a list of parks
where you can take your dog.
Where can I find information about the state’s environment for my school project?
Our regional websites have an extensive range of educational resources to help with school projects. Select a region below to find out more.