Permit for Undertaking Activities Involving Living Organisms in Antarctica - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake any activity in Antarctica that involves any living organisms that are found in the marine environment within the area defined under the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

This area covers the waters surrounding Antarctica.

Activities for which permits are required include:

  • harvesting living marine organisms of a specified kind or kinds
  • carrying out research involving living marine organisms
  • fishing for recreational purposes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Permit application forms must be completed and returned no less than six weeks prior to the departure of the ship or aircraft to Antarctica.

Please consult the Contact Officer or refer to the application form for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Antarctic Division

Act(s) name

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Regulations 1994 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Territories, Environment and Treaties Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Antarctic Division


Operating address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
Kingston,Tasmania,7050
Australia

Phone:

03 62323209

Fax:

03 62323500

Website:

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