Restricted or prohibited matter permit - Queensland


You will need this permit 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 for this permit, you must:

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


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $470.27

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $470.27

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $84.75

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $470.27

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

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

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Contact details

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