Department of Environment and Water


The purpose of the Department for Environment and Water is to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper delivering a thriving state built on sound stewardship of our environment and water.


We conserve by managing our national parks, botanic gardens and heritage places for their intrinsic value and for people’s benefit and enjoyment now and into the future.


We are an authority on the state’s environment and natural resources, helping community, industry, and government make good long-term decisions for a sustainable environment.


We drive the sustainable development of South Australia’s natural resources and heritage, to deliver economic prosperity and a vibrant and healthy society.


Our work is critical to South Australia’s future social, environmental and economic prosperity. The way we manage, conserve, and sustain our environment and cultural resources is vital for the wellbeing of all South Australians.