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.



Bushfires Royal Commission
In light of the catastrophic 2019/20 fire season, NCSSA calls for increasing the Commonwealth's role in facilitating co-ordination of, and delivering supporting funding to,...
EPBC Act Review
epbc-act-review NCSSA calls for stronger national environmental laws that truly protect and restore Australia's natural environment. Particularly, NCSSA seeks national protection for our parks and...
Planning Reform – Renewable energy
South Australia’s transition to renewable energy is resulting in unacceptable clearance of our native vegetation - solar farms account for 40% of the area...

NCSSA Response to COVID-19

Along with the rest of the community, we at NCSSA are concerned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We want to reassure you that the safety and health of our members, volunteers, supporters and staff is our first priority, so we have put in place measures to minimise risk of exposure to and spread of the virus, while continuing our work protecting nature.

Our measures include:

  • Working bees to protect threatened plants have been postponed or modified to comply with current social distancing requirements.
  • Staff are working from home wherever possible, whilst continuing to monitor post and email.
  • Where staff are in the office, implementing social distancing measures and increasing sanitising and hygiene practices in the workplace.
  • Our advocacy work is continuing, with meetings taking place online as required.
  • Committee meetings are taking place online.

Now is an important time to connect with nature to help maintain our physical and mental wellbeing. In South Australia, parks are reserves are open provided social distancing is maintained: for details, visit National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia. There are also lots of ways that you can connect with nature at home such as some of the activities here.

As the situation is changing rapidly please access national or South Australian information for the latest advice.

We are all uncertain about the future right now, and like you, the NCSSA hopes the impact of the coronavirus doesn’t last too long.

But no matter how long this crisis lasts, it’s still important for us all to stand up for nature.

With that in mind, we hope that you, along with all the NCSSA community, will continue your membership and support to protect nature in South Australia.

Stay safe everyone and look after each other.

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