Protected plant harvesting licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to harvest, keep and trade in protected plants. Protected plants are native plant species that face real risk and comprise:

  • threatened species - those native plants listed as critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable and near threatened species
  • special least concern species - least concern plant species subject to harvesting pressure because of their commercial value or their special characteristics (e.g. being slow growing or slow to reproduce).

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 licence, you must ensure:

  • you are the landholder or have the written approval of the landholder on the land the plant is located
  • the proposed way of taking the plant is ecologically sustainable
  • the proposed activities are not likely to adversely affect the plants' survival in the wild
  • the proposed way of taking the plant complies with the protected plants' assessment guidelines.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1328.00

Fees for 2023-24

Approval time

Up to 40 days


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

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.