Flying-fox roost management permit - Queensland


You need this permit if you intend to interfere with a flying-fox or their roost in the following circumstances:

  • they are causing damage to property within an Urban Flying-Fox Management Area (UFFMA)
  • they represent a threat to human health or wellbeing within an UFFMA
  • managing a roost outside an UFFMA.

There are three types of activities that can be applied for under the permit:

  • destroying a flying-fox roost
  • disturbing a flying-fox
  • driving away a flying-fox.

You must comply with the 'Code of practice for the ecologically sustainable management of flying-fox roosts'. All applications must be accompanied by a management plan.

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 not have a criminal conviction that relates to animal welfare issues or related conservation matters within the past three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All There are no fees required for this permit.


Approval time

Up to 40 days


This permit 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
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)