Damage mitigation permit - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to remove wildlife such as possums, snakes and magpies to reduce risk to humans or property.

There are damage mitigation permits available for:

  • the lethal take of flying-foxes for crop protection
  • the removal and relocation of protected animals
  • the take of protected animals including harvest marcopod species.

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:

  • be 17 years or older
  • demonstrate there is a real need to remove the wildlife
  • demonstrate that you have the skills and ability to carry out the activity
  • have taken reasonable steps to mitigate the damage caused by the wildlife.


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees.

Approval time

Up to 40 business days

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Wildlife and Threatened Species Operations

Contact details

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