Permit for Activities that May Affect Listed Species or Ecological Communities - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to apply for a permit if you intend to undertake activities that will have a significant effect on the environment. Any persons or companies intending to undertake activities in Commonwealth areas that may affect listed species or cause significant impact to ecological communities must have a permit.

A significant impact is an impact which is important, notable, or of consequence in context or intensity. Whether or not an action is likely to have a significant impact depends upon the sensitivity, value, and quality of the environment which is impacted, and upon the intensity, duration, magnitude and geographic extent of the impacts.

You should consider all of these factors when determining whether an action is likely to have a significant impact on the environment.

It is an offence to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a member of a listed species or ecological community (such as a whale or dolphin) without a permit.

As there are major restrictions attached to this permit, 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 the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Protection
Environmental Assessment and Compliance

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

General Enquiries
Department of the Environment and Energy
Environment Protection
Environmental Assessment and Compliance


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

Phone:

02 62741111

Phone:

1800803772

Supporting information

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