Approval for access to parks for scientific research - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland


You will need approval to gain temporary access to council parkland to undertake scientific research. Temporary access applications are approved for the purpose of traversing over council controlled parkland to access private property.

No materials, equipment or machinery are to be stored on the parkland during your temporary access period. Once you have completed your scientific research, all of your equipment and markers must be removed unless specific approval to the contrary has been obtained from the owner of the land or relevant authority.

At the end of your approval period, you may be required to provide a full report to the council on the research you carried out under this approval.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to ensure you have a public liability insurance certificate of currency for a minimum of AU$20 million.


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You do not need to pay any fees.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process


This application is subject to approval conditions and the research results are to be provided to our Natural Areas Management Unit.


If you require a renewal at the end of the permit period, before any renewal is granted, the Conservation Support Officer must be provided with a full report (or satisfactory progress report) on the research carried out under the permit.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

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