Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii
Crimson Mallee - Gawler Ranges National Park
Desert Pygmy Goanna Varanus eremeus
Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby Petrogale xanthopus


The Nature Conservation Society of South Australia is a voluntary body with members drawn from all parts of the State and all walks of life. The Society's primary objective is to foster the conservation of the State's wildlife and natural habitats. Our activities include:

  • protecting and managing habitats, particularly native vegetation
  • researching threatened species and habitats
  • working to ensure adequate park dedication, management and legislation
  • educating the community and all tiers of government
  • co-operating with other conservation groups and land managers

The Society is also active in public education through activities such as Sunday Walks with Nature program, general meetings and its journal Xanthopus.


Nora Creina PER is flawed


We recently provided comment on the Public Environmental Report (PER) for the Nora Creina Golf Course and Tourism Resort that is being proposed near Robe in the South East of the state. The Minister for Planning declared the project a Major Development pursuant to Section 46(1) of the Development Act 1993 in March 2014. It was then referred to the Federal Environment Minister who declared it a controlled action under the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act). If approved, the development will result in the clearance of approximately 240 hectares of remnant native coastal vegetation and impact upon matters of national and state environmental significance [read more]

2016 Conservation Biology Grant
conservation-biology-grant Congratulations to the 2016 winners: Marlee Crawford - “Combining genetics and bioclimatic modelling to inform sandalwood management” Ben Parslow - "Biodiversity, systematics and host associations...
Xanthopus Spring 2016
winter-2019 In this issue: Conservation Biology Grant Report:     "Broad genetic variation in fragmented populations of endangered Bluebushes" Conservation Ecologist’s Report Projects Update Creature Feature "Flinders Ranges Purple-spotted Gudgeon" Download...
New 2016 Management Committee
Our 2016 Management Committee was elected by the membership at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 15th September. Committee members who were elected are as...

Membership Renewals

2016/17 Memberships fees are now due.

By continuing your support, you can help protect the biodiversity of South Australia.  A strong membership base helps NCSSA demonstrate that the community of South Australia values its environment.  Join your voice with ours to strengthen the message of advocacy for our native plants, animals and ecosystems.

Rates remain the same as last year:


  • $25  Concession
  • $40  Single
  • $50  Family
  • $66  Group

It's easy to renew online