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The department 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 the department. Reports of suspected non-compliance with South Australian environmental legislation should be directed to the appropriate Natural Resources Centre, relevant other departmental 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 National Parks and Wildlife Office Business hours, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, unless otherwise specified.
Dolphin general enquiries Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary (+61 8) 8273 9100
Reports of suspected illegal native vegetation clearance Native Vegetation Branch (+61 8) 8207 7727


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)
1300 4 777 22 
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
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
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