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Marine Parks Permit - South Australia


You will need this permit to undertake a prohibited activity in a marine park. This may include:

  • commercial tour operation
  • commercial film making, photography and sound recording
  • water sport events or competitions
  • scientific research
  • installation of moorings.

This permit relates to use of a marine park only. You will need to obtain any other authorisations necessary to conduct the activity itself. However, you will not require this permit if you already have:

  • a commercial tour operator's licence
  • a filming and photography permit
  • an event licence
  • a scientific permit.

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 fit and proper person. This will be assessed according to whether you have had any similar permits suspended in the past, and whether you have been convicted of an offence relating to wildlife or the environment.

You may need public liability insurance to be eligible to conduct particular activities in a marine park.


Up to 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application fee:

  • to install moorings, conduct a tour, organised sport or scientific research, or record images or sound within a sanctuary zone - $468.00
  • in any other case - $739.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $27.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $227.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $227.00

Fees for 2023-24

Application process


You will need to lodge your completed application with fee payment the agency.


This permit may be transferred with consent of the Minister.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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