Permits under Habitat Conservation Orders - Victoria


You will require this licence if you are a landholder or water manager over an area subject to a Habitat Conservation Order and you intend to interfere, change, develop, farm, or use in any significant way, the land or watercourse within that area that may be to the detriment of the nominated or listed taxa within it.

Habitat Conservation Orders are issued to conserve the critical habitat of a certain taxon or community of flora or fauna within a designated land area or in water, whether under the control of private ownership or the Crown. Any intended use of the designated land or water requires a permit.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 make an application to the Agency showing the details of your proposed land or water use and its effect on the endangered flora or fauna. You must be willing to abide by any conditions and restrictions placed in the permit.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this approval that you abide by all industry legislation and codes of practice, and provide relevant records and information as required by the authority. You will need to notify the Agency within 14 days if any change occurs to the information you submitted to the Agency.


Up to 10 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult with the Agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Permit Under Habitat Conservation Orders - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Regulations 2020 Victoria

Lodgement process


Application forms, fees and all accompanying documentation must be lodged directly with the Agency for assessment.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Plants and Animals

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:

Customer Service Officer

Plants and Animals

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Operating address: 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Other: 13 61 86