Restricted or prohibited matter permit - Queensland


You will require this permit if you intend to deal with restricted matter for commercial use, biological control or scientific research.

Restricted matter is a thing that has a significant impact on human health, social amenity, the economy or the environment. Restricted matter can include:

  • diseases, parasites or viruses
  • invasive animals or pests
  • noxious fish
  • insect pests.

This permit allows you to keep or possess, experiment with, produce, breed, propagate, use, grow, feed, culture, distribute, import, transport, dispose of, buy or supply restricted matter.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • be a suitable person to hold the permit
  • prepare a plan describing how you intend to deal with the restricted matter.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $443.65

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $443.65

Fees for 2021-22

Transfer Transfer All $79.95

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Restricted matter permit plan - DOCX (Opens in new window)


This permit can be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Biosecurity Queensland

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Biosecurity Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Mailing address: GPO BOX 46
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries regional office locations (Opens in new window)