Scientific Permit (Fauna) - Tasmania

Service summary

You will need this permit if you intend to collect, disturb or undertake any research involving the collection or disturbance of protected wildlife in Tasmania. Protected wildlife includes:

  • All rare and threatened species;
  • Most native vertebrates;
  • Some introduced vertebrates;
  • Some native invertebrates; and
  • All animals on reserved land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, your application must be made to using the required permit application form and with all associated information requested attached, including:

  • A copy of your approved research application, with specific detail on the research objectives, benefits to the species and methodology proposed;
  • A copy of your Animal Ethics Committee proposal and approval and any conditions imposed by AEC (if applicable); and
  • A detailed summary of your research proposal to be published on website for public comment (please state why the research is being undertaken, where you are undertaking it, how many animals will be disturbed, and what methods are used).

Permission must be sought from the relevant land managers to access land. Before completing an application, please read the guidelines for issuing scientific permits.

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


As specified on the permit.



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



Please note that, as part of the process for issuing scientific permits, the community is invited to view and comment upon all new permit applications.

Approval time

Allow 4 weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 2002 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010 (Tasmania)

Contact details

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

Operating address:
134 Macquarie Street
Tasmania 7000


03 6165 4319


03 6233 3477

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