You will need this permit if you intend to collect any kind of biological resource for scientific research or commercial use.
Before you apply for this permit, you will need to enter into a benefit sharing agreement with the resource access provider. Establishing a benefit sharing agreement ensures the resource access provider is fairly and equitably compensated for any economic benefit arising from bioprospecting activities. A benefit sharing agreement also provides for the protection of, recognition of and valuing of any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples knowledge to be used.
The location and type of bioprospecting you intend to undertake will determine the type of permit required. If you intend to bioprospect on land resources, you will need a permit to undertake scientific research on wildlife and if you intend to access marine resources you will need a special permit.