Pastoral Board of South Australia

The Pastoral Board of South Australia is a statutory authority responsible to the Minister for the administration of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 for:

  • the administration of the pastoral lease system
  • determining, managing and enforcing lease terms and conditions with regard to Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plans and Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA)
  • assessing and reporting on the condition of leased land
  • determining lease land management conditions, including the number and type of stock to be run
  • the implementation of property plans and other measures to prevent land degradation
  • collecting and recording annual stock returns
  • producing an annual report
  • assisting the Valuer General in determining pastoral rents
  • the administration of the Pastoral Land Management Fund.

The work of the Pastoral Board is supported by the Pastoral Unit.


The six Pastoral Board members are appointed for a three year term and come from a range of backgrounds and have extensive knowledge of the administrative, environmental and economic pastoral issues faced in the South Australian Rangelands.

Member Deputy
Geoff Mills (Presiding Member) Vicki Linton
Ann Barclay Leah Freuerherdt 
Andrea Tschirner  Trevor Naismith 
Mark Fennell  Ann Oldfield 
Keith Slade  Jenny Treloar 
Kathryn Bellette  Greg Johnston

Contact us

Pastoral Board of SA
81-95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
(GPO Box 1047, Adelaide SA 5001)

General enquiries
Freecall: 1800 678 447

Pastoral Board matters
Phone: 8124 4735

Pastoral Unit Leader
Phone: 8124 4957

Lease assessments
Phone: 8463 4826

Lease inspections
Phone: 8648 5346 or 8463 4347

Lease tenure
Phone: 8463 3281

Public access to pastoral lands
Phone: 8648 5346

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