Maps and monitoring


Maps showing areas where the Native Vegetation Act applies

The Native Vegetation Act (the Act) applies to the entire state of South Australia except some areas in metropolitan Adelaide. The EnviroData maps below show precisely where the Act applies (note these are printable A3 PDF files).

The South Australia map covers the entire state. The 12 local council maps show the (largely metropolitan) areas where there is a mix of locations where the Act does and does not apply.


The boundaries of where the Act applies can also be viewed with an interactive map available on NatureMaps.

NatureMaps can also display other information regarding the Act including:

  • Clearance applications
  • Heritage Agreements
  • Significant Environmental Benefit offset areas.

They can also show general vegetation information including:

  • Native vegetation mapping
  • Flora and fauna records
  • Protected areas
  • Bush condition monitoring sites.


The NVC and DEWNR undertake a native vegetation monitoring and compliance program across the state. It includes monitoring the progress of offsets to provide advice, ensure compliance with conditions of clearance, and confirm that biodiversity benefits are being achieved.

For example, the NVC carries out an annual Change Detection Program using satellite imagery to identify changes in vegetation cover and extent.

Finally, a range of research and grant projects have been undertaken across the state. These include projects funded by the former NVC Research Grants.

Contact us

Initial enquiries should be directed to your local Natural Resources Centre. They can give you general advice and direction. 

If you have submitted an application, or are seeking follow up information, please contact DEWNR's Native Vegetation Management Unit on (+61 8) 8303 9777 or