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

Description

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

Licence

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

Duration

This permit remains in effect for a maximum period of three years, depending on the applicants 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..

Fees

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

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 1992 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2017 QLD

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.

Transfer

This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Mailing address: PO Box 15187
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: parkaccess@npsr.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (Opens in new window)