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Depasturing of Horses

Depasturing is grazing off the natural resources of the land.  It is a different service to Agistment.  The City of Adelaide does not provide food or shelter for the horses. The licence holder is required to look after their horses and tend to their needs on a daily basis.


City of Adelaide permits a maximum of 20 horses to be kept in Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6) in North Adelaide.

A Depasturing licence is restricted to one horse per person. The applicant must reside within 2 kilometres of Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama (Park 6):

Further information is available from the Park Lands Approvals Coordinator.

How 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 must 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
  • Provide 3 photos of the horse from different angles (only on initial application)
  • Completed form regarding the horses distinguishing features (only on initial application)



There is a fee for depasturing a horse in the Park Lands. Please refer to our 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.


  • The licence holder is required to comply with the terms and conditions of the Depasturing Licence.
  • 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.

If you have any questions regarding licences, please contact:

The Park Lands Approvals Coordinator
8.30am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8203 7203
Fax: 8203 7575
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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