Protected Flora Licence - Victoria


You will need this permit or licence to collect protected native plants, or do works or other activities which might kill, injure or disturb protected native plants.

It is illegal to take, move, keep, trade or process protected native plants without a licence or permit.

Protected native plants are plants that are on the protected flora list (the Threatened List). There are three categories:

  • plant species which are listed as threatened
  • plant species that belong to communities that are listed as threatened
  • plant species which are not threatened but have been declared to be protected.

A permit is not required for protected native plants harvested from private land, providing the land is not part of the native plants critical habitat and the flora is not harvested for sale. The Threatened List can be viewed on the Department's website.

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 licence, you must:

  • complete the prescribed application form
  • be considered able and willing to abide by any conditions on the approval
  • pay any required fees.

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 information as required by the authority. You must abide by any conditions on the approval, such as:

  • restricting the amount of protected flora that can be taken, the area from which it can be taken or the collection methods that can be used
  • minimising the loss of protected flora or to make good any disturbance caused.


As specified


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

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Protected Flora List - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Regulations 2011 Victoria

Approval time

Six weeks

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Plants and Animals

Contact details

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