Marine park activity permit - Queensland


You need this permit to carry out commercial or developmental activities in Queensland marine parks. In general, permits cover activities such as development and construction works, mariculture (also known as marine farming), commercial collecting and tourism (including whale watching).

It should be noted that this permit does not include activities such as fishing, boating and limited collecting.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

It is recommended that you have a pre-lodgement meeting or discussion.


This permit remains in effect for up to six years depending on the type of permit and whether a permit has been issued previously.


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Application process


Should an application for a commercial activity be approved and a permit is granted, you must obtain a Public Liability Insurance Policy for a minimum of $20,000,000. You must also indemnify the State against any actions arising out of the activity. Standard indemnity and insurance clauses will be included as conditions of the permit.

Transfer process


This permit can be transferred. A completed application must be signed by both the current and proposed holder.

Approval time

60 business days

Additional information

If you are going to undertake commercial activities within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, this permit will be issued jointly with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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