Are you aware of changes to wildlife licensing?
The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 commenced on 25 August 2017.
Existing wildlife licence classes, conditions and fees remain in place.
Proposed changes to wildlife licensing under the new Act will be exhibited for public comment in the second half of 2017. These changes are expected to be taken up during 2018.
Learn more about the wildlife licensing reforms.
There are several classes of scientific licences for activities ranging from research, surveying and education to collecting seeds, bush regeneration and ecological burns.
If you are not sure whether you need a licence or are unsure about which class to apply for, see our Scientific licences page for more details.
The following sections outline what you need to know about preparing, submitting and following up your application.
Apply for a licence
The only way to apply for a scientific licence is online. You will need to register for a user account if you do not already have one. You can use this account to manage a range of NSW licences.
It costs $50 to apply for a scientific licence.
If you have any questions, email the Wildlife Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9585 6406.