Zoning for a property

Every part of South Australia is zoned to guide the types of development that are and aren’t appropriate.

The zoning that applies to your property depends on where it is located and when you apply for approval.

Online zoning map

The South Australian Property and Planning Atlas (SAPPA) displays current zoning across South Australia.

Explore SAPPA

To see zoning for your property:

  1. Type your address into the search bar to zoom to its location
  2. Open Layers
  3. Open Planning and Building 
  4. Expand Development Plans or Planning and Design Code

Which zoning applies

There are two different planning systems operating in South Australia, depending on location.

Urban areas are included in "Phase Three" of the planning reform implementation. These parts of South Australia will transition to the new planning system in 2021.

List of Phase Three areas (PDF, 446 KB)

Zoning for urban areas are set out by the Development Act 1993. Every council has a development plan which sets out the zoning and rules that apply in their area.

Find your development plan

Rural areas are included in "Phase Two" of the planning reform implementation. These parts of South Australia transitioned to the new planning system on 31 July 2020.

List of Phase Two areas (PDF, 446 KB)

Zoning for rural areas are set out by the new Planning and Design Code under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The Code replaces all council Development Plans previously in these areas.

Explore the Code

Outback areas are included in "Phase One" of the planning reform implementation. These areas transitioned to the new planning system on 1 July 2019.

Outback areas are parts of South Australia where there is no local council.

Zoning for outback areas are set out by the new Planning and Design Code under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.

The Code replaces all outback Development Plans previously in these areas.

Explore the Code

Planning and Design Code maps

Maps are available to print or download for rural and outback areas where the Planning and Design Code applies.

Zone maps 
Out of Council
Zone maps Subzone maps
All of Coober PedyAll of Coober Pedy
Zone maps Subzone maps
All of Roxby Downs All of Roxby Downs