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.


2020 Conservation Biology Grant

banksia marginataApplications are now open for the 2020 Conservation Biology Grant.

Closing Date is Friday 8th May.

Download Guidelines and Application form

Funds are available for research which is 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.


Comment on the new and emerging introduced species draft policy
comment-on-the-new-and-emerging-introduced-species-draft-policy This draft policy provides a good framework for the management of new and emerging introduced animals in South Australia, however, we suggested that it...
Lake Gairdner National Park Draft Management Plan
This draft plan provided a good summary of the important features of this unique National Park, however, we suggested it should also include reference...
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...

Membership Renewals

2019/20 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