Permit for Commercial Activity within National Parks (Tour Operations) - Queensland


This permit is required to conduct a commercial tourism activity in a National Park.

It is not required in the following circumstances:

  • transport services operating on a regular schedule, e.g. buses and ferries providing public transport.
  • charter vehicles and vessels providing transport only which provide access to and from National Parks.
  • If the Filming/Photography is for 10 people or less and without structures.

Service type


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


This permit remains in effect for a maximum period of three years, depending on the applicant's requirements. Permits can be continued if the operator is planning to continue in exactly the same manner, with no increased capacity and new sites. A continuation fee and permit fees are payable.


You can obtain information on fees from the Business Queensland website.

Application process

You can apply for this permit by completing the online Application for commercial activity permit.

Please read the information about commercial activities on National Parks, Recreation Areas and Forests prior to completing the online application form.

Should an application for a commercial activity be approved and a permit is granted, the permit holder must obtain a Public Liability Insurance Policy for a minimum of $20,000,000. The permit holder 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.


This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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Department of Environment and Science