Australian Antarctic Environmental Authorisation - Australian Government

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to undertake any activity in the Antarctic Region or any activities involving marine organisms in the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCALMR) Area, the area south of 60 degrees South. These activities must have no significant or lasting impact on the environment, including flora and fauna.

Before your activity commences in the Australian Antarctic Territory or the CCALMR Area, an environmental impact assessment must be submitted and authorised. Approved activities may then be subject to other licences, the need for which will vary according to the type of activity to be undertaken.

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

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or organisation
  • have a planned vessel for travelling to the area
  • submit the required forms.

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

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980 AG

Regulation(s) name

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1993 AG

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy

Australian Antarctic Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Territories, Environment and Treaties Section

Australian Antarctic Division

Department of the Environment and Energy

Operating address: Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
Kingston, Tasmania 7050
Mailing address: Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
Kingston, Tasmania 7050
Phone: 03 6232 3209
Phone: 03 6232 3522
Fax: 03 6232 3500
Website: Territories, Environment and Treaties Section (Opens in new window)