Artificial Propagation Approval - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for this approval if you collect or grow plants and you intend to:

  • export the plant specimen overseas for commercial purposes
  • sell the plant specimen to an exporter.

In order to export for commercial purposes any Australian native plant specimens, or specimens on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) list, the specimens must come from an approved program such as an Approved Artificial Propagation Program.

Approval is required for:

  • plant growers who grow plant specimens listed on Appendix I or II of CITES for export, or sale to an exporter
  • plant growers who grow Australian native whole plants for export, or sale to an exporter
  • plant growers who harvest plant parts (such as cut flowers or fruits) from specimens listed on Appendix I or II of CITES, or Australian native specimens for export, or sale to an exporter.

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

Applications must be made directly to the Agency using the approved form and guidelines to determine the eligibility requirements of the particular species. Conditions of approval, species covered and date of approval will be specified in the individual approval notices.

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

Duration

Generally, artificial propagation programs are renewed after five years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees 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, Wildlife Trade Regulation Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 6274 1900

Fax:

02 6274 1921
wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au

Supporting information

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