Most terrestrial plants and most vertebrates are available to select in the online application. However, there are some omissions, including fungi, most invertebrates and species that have recently been taxonomically revised.
If the species you want to work on isn't listed, choose the most relevant generic option, such as 'ALL INSECTS', and list the exact target species in the methods.
If your activities require a Biodiversity Conservation licence and also involve the collection of abiotic (non-living) sample types, or your focus of work is not available in the online flora or fauna list, then enter the species type 'OTHER' and provide relevant details in your methods.
Abiotic sample collection usually does not require a scientific licence unless the work is to be undertaken in a threatened ecological community, the habitat of a threatened species or a declared area of outstanding biodiversity value. If collecting samples from a national park or reserve, the activities must be authorised via a consent issued by a park authority under Section 26 of the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2019.