Permit to Undertake Scientific Research (Scientific Permit) - South Australia

Description

Persons intending to use reserves or take protected flora and fauna from the wild for research purposes must obtain a Permit to Undertake Scientific Research (Scientific Permit).

A Scientific Permit provides authority to collect protected species or access reserves for scientific purposes under the National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972, the Wilderness Protection Act 1992, the National Parks & Wildlife (National Parks) Regulations 2001 and Wilderness Protection Regulations 2006.

Scientific Permits are required to ensure that the taking of protected flora and fauna, and the use of reserves for research purposes does not impact on broader animal and plant populations or the environmental integrity of habitats and landscapes.

The DEWNR Science Resource Centre manages the issue of Scientific Permits and the functions of the Wildlife Ethics Committee. The Wildlife Ethics Committee serves the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the South Australian Museum, ZoosSA and external applicants.

Note also that other approvals may be required in addition to a Scientific Research Permit. Contact the Research Permits Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Renewable every 12 months on provision of a progress report and dataset (legislative requirement).

Fees

Nil

Other resources

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1985 SA

Crown Land Management Act 2009 SA

Marine Parks Act 2007 SA

National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 SA

Native Vegetation Act 1991 SA

Wilderness Protection Act 1992 SA

Regulation(s) name

National Parks & Wildlife (National Parks) Regulations 2016 SA

Wilderness Protection Regulations 2006 SA

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Science, Monitoring and Knowledge

Contact details

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

Research Permits Officer

Operating address: Science Resource Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Hackney Road
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882229478
Fax: 0881244661
Email: DEWNRresearchpermits@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/managing-natural-resources/Plants_Animals/Permits_licences/Scientific_Permits (Opens in new window)