Damage mitigation permit - Queensland


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

Damage mitigation permits allow for:

  • the lethal take of flying-foxes
  • the removal and relocation of wildlife
  • the culling and dispersal of wildlife.

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 will need to:

  • 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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must submit a return of operations every three months from the permit start date, no later than 10 business days after each three-month period.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are payable for this permit.

Approval time

Up to 40 days


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Permit and Licence Management

Wildlife and Threatened Species Operations

Department of Environment and Science

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2454
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 130 372
Email: palm@des.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)