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Topics > Compliance

Report an offence

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 typeWho to contactContact 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 OfficeBusiness hours, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, unless otherwise specified.
Dolphin general enquiriesAdelaide Dolphin Sanctuary(+61 8) 8273 9100
Reports of suspected illegal native vegetation clearanceNative Vegetation Branch(+61 8) 8207 7727
Incident typeWho to contactContact details
Emergency (bushfire, medical, other)SAPOL000
Police assistance or to report non-urgent crimeSAPOL131 444
Animal cruelty reportingRSPCA (SA)
1300 4 777 22
Cultivation of drugs in reservesBankSA Crime Stoppers1800 333 000 within Australia only
Environment protection matters such as pollution or illegal dumpingSA Environment Protection Authority(+61 8) 8204 2004 or 1800 623 445 (non-metropolitan callers) or email
Fishing or marine environment
Fishwatch 24 hour hotline1800 065 522
within Australia only
Overseas export-import of native or exotic animalsCustoms Watch1800 061 800
within Australia only
Plants pests and animal diseaseAnimal Disease Watch
Fruit Fly Quarantine
Emergency Plant Pests
(+61 8) 1800 675 888
1300 666 010
1800 084 881