Damage mitigation permit - Queensland


You will need this permit to removal wildlife (e.g. possums, snakes, magpies) from a location to reduce public risk.

There are three types of damage mitigation permits:

  • Damage mitigation permit (lethal take of flying-foxes)
  • Damage mitigation permit (removal and relocation of wildlife)
  • Damage mitigation permit (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
  • 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. A return must also be submitted within 10 business days after the permit expiry date.


One year. However, if you operate under an approved property management plan (PMP) or for the purpose of non-lethal removal and relocation of wildlife the permit may be granted for a maximum period of three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Permit and Licensing Team

Conservation and Biodiversity Operations

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Department of Environment and Science

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2454
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 130 372
Fax: 07 3330 5875
Email: palm@des.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)