Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii
Crimson Mallee - Gawler Ranges National Park
Pygmy Desert Monitor Varanus eremius
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.



Water Allocation Plan for the River Murray
wap-for-river-murray The conservation and management of water in the Murray River continues to be of concern to NCSSA. In response the draft Water Allocation Plan...
Xanthopus Summer-Autumn 2018
xanthopus-summer-autumn-2018 In this issue: In the Chair Nature Advocate’s Report Projects Update Features: Conservation Biology Grant Report: Diet of wild deer inSouth Australia Long term monitoring documents grazing impacts...
Draft Eyre Peninsula Regional Roadside Vegetation Management Plan
draft-eyre-peninsula-regional-roadside-vegetation-management-plan We provided comment on the first regional roadside vegetation management plan that has been developed in SA, on the Eyre Peninsula. Once finalised, the...



2019 Conservation Biology Grant applications are now open

Each year we offer honours and post-graduate students the opportunity to apply for grant funding to support their research into aspects of conservation biology.

This years grant is jointly sponsored by the Biology Society of South Australia (BSSA) and the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia (NCSSA). 

Funds up to the value of $3,300 per successful applicant are available for research aimed at:

  • improving understanding of the conservation status of species or ecological communities
  • providing recommendations for improvement of some aspect of biodiversity conservation
  • understanding the ecology of species or communities
  • understanding threats to biodiversity and management of those threats.

Download application & guidelines

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th May 2019.

Membership Renewals

2018/19 Memberships fees are now due.

Please continue your support to 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