Code of practice for the taking and use of protected plants - Queensland


The purpose of this code is to:

  • set minimum standards for taking and using protected plants which contribute to meeting the legislative requirement that plant harvesting is ecologically sustainable;
  • encourage the best use of wild-taken material by minimising waste;
  • set standards for taking specified whole plants and plant parts from the wild; and
  • set standards applying to harvesting on state land.

The code provides standards for the conduct of people involved in taking, keeping and using protected plants in Queensland and can be accessed at the department's website.

To obtain information about how the code is implemented in this legislation contact the agency direct.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Additional information

Section(s) of Act:

Section 174A

Regulation Section(s):

Section 8 of the Nature Conservation (Protected Plants) Conservation Plan 2000

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Conservation and Biodiversity Operations

Contact details

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

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Department of Environment and Science

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)