Permit to Interfere with a Cetacean - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to interfere with a cetacean or undertake whale watching activities in the Australian Whale Sanctuary or waters outside the outer limits of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. State and Territory governments are responsible for the conservation and protection of whales within coastal waters (up to 3 nautical miles from the coast).

The Agency will not issue a permit unless it is satisfied that the whale watching is carried out in accordance with all current legislation.

Some exemptions are available for certain activities.

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

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Permit to Interfere with a Cetacean - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Marine Species Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division


Operating address:
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1800803772

Phone:

02 62741111

Fax:

02 62741771
EPBC.permits@environment.gov.au

Supporting information

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