Permit to Interfere with a Cetacean - Australian Government

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to interfere with a cetacean or undertake whale watching activities in the Australian Whale Sanctuary or waters outside the outer limits of the Australian Whale Sanctuary. State and Territory governments are responsible for the conservation and protection of whales within coastal waters (up to 3 nautical miles from the coast).

A cetacean is a water-dwelling mammal, and includes:

  • whales
  • dolphins
  • porpoises.

The Agency will not issue a permit unless it is satisfied that the whale watching is carried out in accordance with all current 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.

Exemptions

Some exemptions are available for certain activities.

Eligibility requirements

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

Duration

As specified on permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Forms

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Marine Species Section

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Department of the Environment and Energy

Mailing address: John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 803 772
Phone: 02 6274 1111
Email: EPBC.permits@environment.gov.au