Permit to Interfere With Whales - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to take, posses, buy, sell or interfere with a whale or whale product. In relation to a whale, interference includes to chase, harass, herd, brand, tag, mark or any other conduct as deemed unfit by the Agency.

Taking a whale encompasses the following activities:

  • Catching;
  • Attracting;
  • Tranquilizing;
  • Injuring;
  • Poisoning; or
  • Killing.

This licence permits the following activities:

  • Taking or interfering with a whale for scientific purposes;
  • Taking or interfering with a whale in the course of and incidental to commercial fishing or marine farming operations;
  • Having a whale or whale product in your possession for the purpose of the preservation, conservation or protection of whales;
  • Buying or selling whale products; and
  • Removing or allowing to be removed a product of a whale from the State.

The taking of whales is permitted in certain circumstances including unintentional acts or for other unavoidable or humane reasons. These circumstances are fully detailed within the legislation.

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.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

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

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Act(s) name

Whales Protection Act 1988 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Natural Values Conservation Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment


Operating address:
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000

Phone:

03 6165 4319

Fax:

03 6233 3477
NaturalValuesConservation.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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