You need this permit in order to conduct activities for commercial benefit, gain or profit in a national park or another protected area in Queensland. This can include some fundraising activities by not-for-profit organisations.
Specifically, a permit is required if:
- the primary purpose of the activity is to make a profit
- the activity, tour, course or transport is provided free of charge, but in conjunction with another commercial product or service
- the service is being provided by someone who is being compensated or paid a fee (e.g. a tour guide or group leader)
- the activity is ongoing or regular
- an entry or participation fee is being collected over and above those costs associated with conducting the activity
- the activity is open to the public as well as a specific membership group.
Examples of activities requiring a CAP are:
- guided tours
- filming and photography
- canoeing, rafting or kayaking
- fundraising and charitable events
- hang-gliding or paragliding
- scenic flights
- vending (e.g. mobile food vending)
- scuba diving
- motorised activities.