Code of practice for the taking and use of protected plants - Queensland

Service summary

The purpose of this code is to:

  • set minimum standards for taking and using protected plants which contribute to meeting the legislative requirement that plant harvesting is ecologically sustainable;
  • encourage the best use of wild-taken material by minimising waste;
  • set standards for taking specified whole plants and plant parts from the wild; and
  • set standards applying to harvesting on state land.

The code provides standards for the conduct of people involved in taking, keeping and using protected plants in Queensland and can be accessed at the department's website.

To obtain information about how the code is implemented in this legislation contact the agency direct.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Additional information

Section(s) of Act:

Section 174A

Regulation Section(s):

Section 8 of the Nature Conservation (Protected Plants) Conservation Plan 2000

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Code of Practice for the Taking and Use of Protected Plants (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services


13 QGOV (13 74 68)

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