The South Australian Government is committed to creating new opportunities for families to retain shacks on Crown land and in national parks by expanding the eligibility to maintain a lease in return for upgrading the shack to meet contemporary safety, amenity and environmental standards.
Applying for longer tenure
Lessees of shacks on Crown land and in national parks in South Australia are now eligible to apply for longer tenure on shack sites.
For further details about how to apply, including access to the application form, visit:
For more information about how the Retaining Shacks commitment is progressing, read the following updates from Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs:
DEW Shacks Team
For all enquiries on the Retaining Shacks Commitment:
Post: Retaining Shacks Project
GPO Box 1047
Phone: (08) 8204 1218
The DEW Shacks Team can support you in preparing your application, as well as answer questions about the content of your application and the application process itself.
The DEW Shacks Team aims to respond to emailed questions within five working days.
General lease transactions
For all enquiries on general lease transactions:
Email: DEW.CrownLandsEnquiries@sa.gov.au or contact your local Crown lands office.
Shack owner associations
DEW works closely with the shack owners associations to achieve whole-of-settlement goals and provide regular updates about current processes. In some instances the shack owner association contacts may be able to assist lessees with specific questions relating to the settlement area and their application.
Lessees who would like to join or get in touch with their local shack owners association can reach out to these contacts: