Permit to Harm Marine Vegetation - New South Wales


You will require this permit if you intend to harm or remove marine vegetation. Harm means to gather, cut, pull up, destroy, poison, dig up, remove, injure, prevent light from reaching or otherwise harm the marine vegetation, or any part of it. This includes damage to, or destruction of saltmarsh, mangroves, seagrasses or seaweeds growing on public water land or the foreshore of public water land.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $179.00

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

Assessment fees:

  • minor - 3 hours - $179.00
  • moderate - 3-7 hours - $418.00
  • major - 21 hours - $1497.00
  • complex - more than 21 hours - $3891.00.

Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All $74.00 Additional assessment fee per hour or part thereof. Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1994 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fisheries NSW

Contact details

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