Heard Island - Permit to Enter and Carry out a Specified Activity - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to enter and undertake any activity within the Australian Territory of Heard and McDonald Islands. This permit covers any activity to:

  • Bring any organism into the Territory
  • Engage in conduct that results in death or injury to, or interference with, any organism in the Territory
  • Remove from the Territory any organism indigenous to the Territory
  • Land an aircraft, drive a vehicle or sail a vessel in the Territory
  • Leave any equipment, material or refuse in the Territory
  • Remove any soil or other geological matter from the Territory
  • Introduce any soil or other geological matter to the Territory
  • Engage in conduct that results in interference to any soil or other geological matter in the Territory
  • Engage in conduct that results in a living organism that has been introduced into the Territory escaping in the Territory
  • Engage in conduct that results in interference to any buildings, historical relics, equipment, supplies or survey markers in the Territory

        and / or

  • Engage in conduct that results in interference to the conduct of a scientific experiment that is the subject of a permit in the Territory.

Please be aware that the territory extends to twelve nautical miles from the islands' coast.

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

To be eligible to receive this permit the proposed activity must undergo an environmental impact assessment. Depending on the activity proposed, there may be other environmental approval and permit requirements to consider.

All permit applications forms should be submitted no less than six to eight weeks prior to departure of the ship. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Variable according to the activity to be undertaken.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Antarctic Division

Act(s) name

Heard Island and McDonald Islands Act 1953 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Management Ordinance 1987 (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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