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Nature Based Tourism Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct a tourism-based commercial operation in an area managed by:

  • Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Sustainable Timber Tasmania
  • Wellington Park Management Trust
  • Department of State Growth.

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 campgrounds.

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:

  • 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.


Dependent on the nature of the activity.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is on the attached form.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Evidence for Crown Land Applications - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Nature Based Tourism (NBT) - Client to Guide Ratios - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Crown Lands Act 1976 Tasmania

National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources 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.