Research permit - Queensland


You need this permit if you intend to take, use and keep protected animals for scientific research. Examples of scientific research activities include:

  • government departments conducting research
  • consultants conducting fauna surveys for an Environmental Impact Study
  • the collection of protected animal parts or products such as scats, feathers, hair, biopsies, blood, and tissue for research purposes
  • research on a particular protected animal or its habitat, including tag and release studies, or capturing an animal and keeping or processing the animal at a university laboratory or field centre.

This permit can only be issued for genuine research purposes.

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
  • provide two referees.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be required to submit a return of operations and a report within 10 business days after each period of 12 months from the date that the permit is granted. If the permit ends within a 12-month period, a return must be submitted within 10 business days of the expiry / surrender / cancellation of the permit.


As specified


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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.

Lodgement process


Email the completed application.

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

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