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.


Natural History of the Adelaide Park Lands after Dark

comon-brushtail-possumJoin us for a nocturnal walk through the Adelaide Park Lands looking for possums, bats, water rats, owls, nightjars and other creatures and learn more about the wildlife you share your city with. Participants are asked to bring a small torch/headtorch. Note: You may see lots of animals (or nothing!)

Thu 12 & Tue 17 May, 6pm-7.30pm.
Meet at 5.45pm for briefing prior to 6pm start
Location details available with booking

This is a free event but bookings are essential

Contact: Amanda Stewart (bookings)
Ph  7127 4630

Jeff Foulkes 7127 4503

Bushland Condition Monitoring
overview The Bushland Condition Monitoring Program has a great new website! Check it out here    
2016 Conservation Biology Grant
conservation-biology-grant Applications have now closed. Winners will be announced at the May General Meeting.      
Xanthopus Autumn 2016
winter-2017 In this issue: National Parks Australia Council meeting, Hobart 2015 - an overview Conservation Biology Grant Report:Habitat utilisation, behaviour and diet of an unperturbed population...



           May General meeting



Featuring presentations from the
winners of the 2015 Conservation Biology Grant




Thurs 5th May
Light refreshments from 5.45
Talk starts at 6.15

Benham Lecture Theatre - Benham Building
Adelaide University Gate 9 Victoria Drive

Membership Renewals

2015/16 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