Scientific Licensing Policy

This policy outlines the roles and responsibilities for those involved in scientific, education and conservation actions that require a scientific licence.

1 November 2012
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Policies and guidelines, Policy
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-937-7
  • ID OEH20120942
  • File PDF 213KB
  • Pages 26
  • Name scientific-licensing-policy-120942.pdf

The types of scientific, education and conservation activities that require a scientific licence can include research investigations, surveys conducted by volunteer organisations, biodiversity surveys, bush regeneration and seed collection, bird and bat banding, animal and plant translocations, captive breeding programs, and holding animals for educational purposes.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment, Energy and Science is responsible for the administration of scientific licences, and to assess and mitigate the likely impacts of any proposed actions on conservation values.

More information

For more information go to our Scientific licences webpage.