Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Whole Plant) - New South Wales

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to pick and sell whole protected plants. There are four types of Biodiversity Conservation Licence that may be issued depending on how you harvest your protected plants:

  • Wild Harvester Licence - allows a person or company to pick protected native plants from naturally occurring stands on property they own.
  • Approved Harvester Licence - allows a person or company to pick protected native plants from naturally occurring plants on an approved site on someone else's, including a State Forest. Under this licence two types of harvest may be undertaken - sustainable harvest and salvage harvest.
  • Seed Harvester Licence - allows a person to pick and sell seed or spores, excluding threatened species.
  • Grower Licence - enables a person or company to grow protected and threatened native plants for sale from artificially cultivated stock.

No matter what type of biodiversity conservation licence you are applying for, you will need to read and be sure you can comply with all general conditions. There are also conditions specific to each licence type.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

Licence duration varies from one to five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $135.00

Wild Harvester Licence - three years. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $175.00

Approved Harvester Licence - three years. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $75.00

Approved Harvester Site Approval - one year. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

Grower licence:

  • one year - $30.00
  • three years - $75.00
  • five years - $100.00.

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $175.00

Seed Harvester Licence - three years. Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Up to 45 days.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science Group

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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