Permit to Use a Declared Weed - Northern Territory


You need this permit if you intend to possess, use, transport, grow or harvest a declared weed for display, scientific, commercial or other purposes. A declared weed is a plant that is to be controlled, eradicated or prevented from entering the Northern Territory. Although declared as weeds, some plants have value and a permit provides strict control and monitoring of their use.

Each permit will be subject to specific conditions. You may be required to lodge a bond that is sufficient to provide a security against costs and expenses that may be incurred to prevent the spread of a declared weed as a result of action taken under a permit.

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 permit you must:

  • consult with the agency about what you want to do and why you need a permit with the agency
  • ensure that there are existing or proposed measures to contain the weed, so it is not deliberately or accidentally spread
  • have no outstanding matters from a previous permit.


As specified on your permit


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval time

Application can take up to four weeks to be processed.


This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

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:

Weed Management Branch

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Northern Territory
Contact us website: Weed Management Branch Contacts (Opens in new window)