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.


Latest Project

Yellowish Sedge skipper

yellowish sedge skipperA species of butterfly has been selected as the focal species of a landscape scale recovery project. The Hesperilla flavescens flavia or Yellowish Sedge-skipper (YSS) uses the sedge species Gahnia filum (Thatching Grass) for food, shelter and as a place to rear its larvae.
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Nullarbor and Yellabinna and Warna Manda Parks Draft Management Plans
nullarbor-and-yellabinna-and-warna-manda-parks-draft-management-plans A management plan for the Nullarbor Parks was being developed by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), in conjunction with the...
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...
Annual Reports
annual-reports   The 2016-17 Annual Report, including a summary of our achievements this year is now available to download.     2015-16               ...




Each year we offer honours and post-graduate students the opportunity to apply for grant funding of up to $2000 to support their research into aspects of conservation biology.

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; and understanding threats to biodiversity and management of those threats.

Download application & guidelines

Membership Renewals

2017/18 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