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.