You will require this licence if you intend to take protected flora from Crown land for a scientific and other prescribed non-commercial purposes. Flora is defined as any plant (including any wildflower, palm, shrub tree, fern, creeper or vine) and includes any part of a plant, including seeds and spores. All flora that is native to Western Australia is protected. A licence may be issued for any of the following uses:
- scientific purposes
- hobby purposes
- propagation purposes (collecting seeds in order to cultivate protected flora)
- personal enjoyment (domestic decoration, display or study).
If your licence has been issued for a non-commercial purpose you are prohibited from selling protected fauna. If you intend to sell flora taken from Crown land or private property you instead require a commercial purposes or producers licence. Your licence may require you to pay royalties to the Agency.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- provide details of the purpose for which you intend to collect flora
- identify the land which you intend to collect flora from
- obtain the written permission from the relevant Crown Land Manager or other body or authority responsible for the care of the land from which you intend to collect flora
- complete the required forms
- pay the licence fee.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
10 working days.
Department of Parks and Wildlife
Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia)
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