The object of the Act is to provide for the conservation and protection of native plants and animals and of certain areas within Queensland.
The Act regulates the taking and use of natural and cultural resources of protected areas and the taking, keeping and use of native flora and fauna.
It provides for the issuing of licences and permits, as detailed in the Regulations, for:
- commercial activities in national parks
- wildlife dealing and wildlife farming
- removal of problem wildlife
- taking of protected plants (whole plants/plant parts)
- keeping and using of restricted plants for commercial purposes
Please Note: The Act is administered by 3 Queensland Government Agencies:
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is responsible for:
Pet Shops; Plant Collectors; Native Plant Growers and Native Nurseries; Commercial Macropod Shooters; Wildlife Farming; Taxidermists; Venom Extractors (eg. in the production of antivenene)
Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing is responsible for:
Tour Operators within Protected Areas; Tourist Resorts on Protected Estate
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is responsible for:
Wildlife Parks and Zoological Institutions, Wildlife Demonstrators