Australia is an ancient continent consisting of a variety of habitats and microclimates which support an impressive variety of distinctive and often unusual plants and animals. It is one of 17 megadiverse countries and is recognised globally for its abundance of different species, many of which are notably unique.
The Adelaide Hills Council district is located within the Mount Lofty Ranges, an Australian Government biodiversity hotspot, where a high variety of locally native flora and fauna species continue to survive since European settlement. The district is proud to provide habitat for a number of nationally threatened species, including the Southern Brown Bandicoot, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, and a number of Spider and Greenhood Orchids. To find more native flora and fauna species in the District, please visit the Atlas of Living Australia or Backyards for Wildlife.
At Adelaide Hills Council, we're committed to protecting the biodiversity of our beautiful region. That's why we've developed a series of Environment Fact Sheets, to inform you about how you can enjoy and help conserve our precious natural landscape.
If you're interested in finding out more information about some of our local fauna and flora, land management, and the recreational features in the Adelaide Hills, click on the links below.
Wood White Butterfly
Invasive plants in bushland
Legislation - conservation and land management