Depasturing of horses

Depasturing is grazing off the natural resources of the land. It is a different service to agistment. The City of Adelaide permits a maximum of 20 horses to be kept in Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6) in North Adelaide.


To be eligible to apply for a depasturing of horses licence, the applicant must reside within two kilometres of Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6).

A depasturing licence is restricted to one horse per person.

Please note: The City of Adelaide does not provide food or shelter for the horses, so you are required to look after your own horse and tend to their needs on a daily basis.

Conditions of licence

The licence holder is required to comply with the terms and conditions of the depasturing licence. These include:

  • the licence holder is required to liaise with the Park Lands Ranger for the day to day operation and requirements for the horse paddock
  • the licence holder is required to attend to the needs of their horse on a daily basis

Read the full terms and conditions please read the sample license.


There is a fee for depasturing a horse in the Park Lands. Please refer to the City of Adelaide’s fees and charges schedule.

The City of Adelaide’s Park Lands Ranger will assist the successful applicant in moving the horse into the paddock and coordinates the day to day operation of the paddock.

Ready to apply?

The depasturing licence period is from 1 September to 31 August each year and is renewed annually.

When submitting your annual application, you’ll need to provide the following with your form:

  • Certificate of Currency showing $10 million Public Liability Insurance and naming City of Adelaide as an interested party
  • a certified recent vet check
  • three photos of the horse from different angles (only on initial application)
  • completed form regarding the horse’s distinguishing features (only on initial application)

Apply for a depasturing licence now