Bioprospecting Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take fauna or flora for a bioprospecting activity. Bioprospecting is an activity involving or related to the taking of fauna or flora for the purposes of identifying, extracting or recovering biological resources.

Fauna means any animal native to Australia, and any animal that periodically migrates to and lives in Australia and includes any animal declared to be fauna by the Agency. All flora that is native to Western Australia is protected throughout the State. Protected flora is defined as any plant (including any wild flower, palm, shrub tree, fern, creeper or vine) or any part of a plant, including seeds and spores.

Please note that this licence will not authorise you to take flora on private land.

There may be a required profit sharing agreement.

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:

  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees
  • comply with any additional provisions outlined by the Agency.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $525.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $55.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $150.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $35.00

Application to amend licence. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.