Licence to Harm Threatened Species or Damage Habitat - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to undertake activities likely to cause harm or damage to threatened species, populations or ecological communities, or to their habitats. You will also require this licence if you intend to pick threatened species of plant.

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 licence you must:

  • Submit the application form with any required information relevant to the activities being undertaken, such as details of the proposed land and the specified action to be undertaken; and
  • Pay the required fee.

In some cases you may also be required to submit a species impact statement with your application.

Further eligibility requirements vary depending on your proposed activity. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $30.00

Approval Time

Up to 120 days where a Species Impact Statement has been received.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Head Office

Operating address: Level 14
59 Goulburn Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232
Phone: 02 9995 5000
Phone: 13 15 55
Fax: 02 9995 5999