Basin & Province Information

South Australia is situated between the ancient Archaean Shield of Western Australia and the mobile orogenic belts of the eastern states. As a result of this tectonic setting, the geological record in South Australia has preserved a unique history of sedimentation from the Neoproterozoic to Ordovician, and from the Early Devonian to Tertiary.

Summaries and geological overviews are available. These can also be accessed via the interactive map of sedimentary basins and petroleum provinces of South Australia.

Cambrian to Devonian (Neoproterozoic to middle Palaeozoic) Basins

A report on the petroleum potential of ancient sedimentary basins and structural reports for the Arrowie, Officer and Stansbury Basins are also available.

Mesozoic Basins

Permo-Carboniferous to Early Triassic Basins