You will need this licence to offer commercial tours or recreational activities on public land. Public land includes national parks and state forests, as well as marine areas, wildlife areas, crown lands and any other land managed by a government agency.
It is illegal to conduct an organised tour or recreational activity for profit on public land without holding a tour operator licence. This applies to all tour operators and activity providers, whether they be one person operations or large companies.
Examples of recreation activities include:
- trail bike touring
- horse riding
- rock climbing
- river rafting
- vehicle based sightseeing tours.
Please note that in some instances, non-profit and charitable organisations may be required to possess a Tour Operator Licence.
A permit may also be required to camp or occupy a building or other facility in a national park.