White Shark Tour Licence - South Australia

Description

You will need this licence to operate a business that provides white shark tours in the Neptune Islands Conservation Park and the area known as the Neptune Islands Group (Ron and Valerie Taylor) Marine Park in South Australia.

You will be authorised under this licence to:

  • conduct white shark tours from vessels using purpose built cages for both surface and sea-floor cage dives
  • use specific methods to attract white sharks, such as fish based attractant and underwater sound projection.

A maximum of three licences to conduct white shark tours may be in force at any one time. All licences have been allocated and no new licences are currently available.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to hold public indemnity insurance specific to conduct white shark tours.

You will need to have in place policies and procedures to ensure the safety of clients.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to operate in accordance with the South Australian White Shark Tour Licensing Policy, including with respect to:

  • location
  • the number of vessels in operation
  • the number of days per week available for tours
  • the amount of fish based attractant that may be used on each activity day.

Details can be found in the attached document.

Duration

Up to 10 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the agency for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for White Shark Tour Licence - Please contact the agency for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Application process

Lodge

Please contact the agency for information on forms to be submitted.

Transfer

A licence can be transferred with approval.

Additional information

White sharks, also known as great white sharks, are a protected species in South Australia. The Neptune Islands Conservation Park, and the area known as the Neptune Islands Group (Ron and Valerie Taylor) Marine Park, are highly protected areas and managed primarily for conservation.

If your tour involves other marine based tourism activities, client experiences, facilities or catering, you may need separate authorisation.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Parks Licensing and Events

Department for Environment and Water

Operating address: Natural Resources Centre
Ground Floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resou
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 08 8204 1910
Fax: 08 8115 1324
Email: DEWNR.ParksLicensingandEvents@sa.gov.au