Commercial Visitor Services Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to conduct a tourism-based commercial operation in an area managed by one of the following authorities:

  • Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Crown Land Services
  • Forestry Tasmania
  • Wellington Park Management Trust.

Commercial operations include, but are not limited to:

  • providing services such as accommodation, transport, or rental of equipment
  • guided tours such as bus tours
  • adventure activities such as nature walks or caving
  • visitor activities such as cruise boat operation
  • other services such as a survival course or camp grounds.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for this licence you must:

  • submit an application in writing
  • meet the required level of insurance cover
  • ensure that all guides, leaders and drivers involved in the activity hold relevant first aid certificates
  • obtain all necessary licences from associated authorities giving approval for specific activities such as boating or vehicle transport
  • provide other documentation as requested along with the fee payment.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Dependent on the nature of the activity.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $150.00
Apply Licence All $300.00

Other resources

Act(s) name

National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 Tasmania

Lodgement process


When lodging your application, please ensure that you have:

  • Completed all relevant sections of the application form;
  • Attached all maps and plans with routes and locations clearly market;
  • Attached any additional information supporting your application; and
  • Included the application fee.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Parks and Wildlife Service

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:

Commercial Visitor Services

Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1751
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4247
Fax: 03 6165 4283