The Cave Exploration Group of South Australia (CEGSA) was established in 1955. The groups philosophy is to foster caving, speleology and the preservation of natural caves, with particular reference to South Australia. Its objectives are to explore, survey and study South Australian caves, to record the results of such investigations and to cooperate with other bodies in the furtherance of these aims. The Constitution can be downloaded using the links at the end of this article.
Read more about the History of CEGSA
In addition to what may be described as recreational caving, the group has a large number of research activities in progress. Some examples of these activities include surveying, photography, bats, invertebrates, exploration, geomorphology, hydrology, art, paleontology and cave communication (electronic) projects.
CEGSA has a large library and records resource. This resource has been compiled over the life of the group and contains extensive records of the known caves of South Australia.
CEGSA produces the "CEGSA News" quarterly and has numerous Occasional Publications.
Membership to CEGSA is open to anyone interested in caving, just come along to a meeting to find out what we do and how to join.
The group meets monthly at the Royal Society Rooms, adjacent to the South Australian Museum and the State Library on the North Terrace Campus, Adelaide (see map). The meeting is on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December) at 7:30pm. There are regular official caving trips to the caving areas of South Australia and many trips run on an ad hoc basis. Refer to the calendar for the latest information on meetings and caving trips.
Update Nov 2020: due to covid changes, CEGSA currently meet at the Armoury Room, which can be found at the map below: