Pastoral leasehold land in South Australia covers over 40% the state, comprised of 323 pastoral leases. The management, administration and use of pastoral lands is currently provided for in the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989.

The pastoral rangelands contributes to South Australia’s economy and pastoral industry, is important for Aboriginal culture and ecological biodiversity and supports local communities through regional employment and tourism. However, the current legislation limits the ability to realise the full potential of this landscape.

We have undertaken a review of the existing legislation and based on extensive feedback from our previous consultation from a wide range of stakeholders, we have developed a new Pastoral Lands Bill 2020.

You can read more about the feedback received on the current Act which informed the development of the Bill in the following documents:

We want to operate under modern legislation that reflects the shared vision that South Australians have for the future of the pastoral rangelands.