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Protected animal scientific or educational purposes permits—non-protected areas

On non-protected areas, such as public purpose reserves, nature refuges, freehold land, state forests, marine parks and recreation areas, you will need to obtain a Scientific Purposes Permit or an Educational Purposes Permit. Protected plants in non-protected areas are not subject to scientific or educational purposes permits, but you may need a permit to clear, harvest or grow protected plants.

A Scientific Purposes Permit or an Educational Purposes Permit can be issued under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Examples of scientific activities

  • A government department conducting research including fauna surveys, for example pre-development, or to research how effective a wildlife crossing is.
  • A consultant conducting fauna surveys for an Environmental Impact Study.
  • The collection of protected animal parts or products such as scats, feathers, hair, biopsies, blood, and tissue for research purposes.
  • Research on a particular protected animal or its habitat.

Examples of educational activities

  • The collection of road kill (protected animals) for educational purposes (for example Zoology or Veterinary Science students).
  • School field trip – spotlighting animals in a council reserve.
  • University field trip where animals are captured and released.
  • Keeping native wildlife in a classroom for educational purposes. A written statement is required detailing the educational and environmental messages that will be delivered to students.

How to apply

Before applying

For non-protected areas such as state forests, recreation areas and marine parks please submit a completed NPSR permit application form (DOC, 312KB) to parkaccess@npsr.qld.gov.au.

You may need more than one permit to conduct activities on these locations. If you wish to discuss your project, please:

For all other non-protected areas such as freehold land and nature refuges please submit a completed EHP Permit application form (DOC, 304KB) to palm@ehp.qld.gov.au.

To apply for a permit to keep native animals in a classroom, please complete the following application form.

Reporting on your activity

Scientific research or educational purposes reports:

You will also be required to complete the following to report on your permit activity.

For non-protected areas such as state forests, recreation areas and marine parks:

For all other non-protected areas such as freehold land and, nature refuges:

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0)
Last updated
21 October 2016

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