Flora Taking (Other Purposes) Crown Land Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take protected flora from Crown land for a research and other prescribed non-commercial purposes. Flora is defined as any plant (including any wildflower, palm, shrub tree, fern, creeper or vine) and includes any part of a plant, including seeds and spores. For this licence, flora does not include specifically controlled sandalwood.

All flora that is native to Western Australia is protected. A licence may be issued for any of the following uses:

  • research purposes
  • hobby purposes
  • propagation purposes (collecting seeds in order to cultivate protected flora)
  • personal enjoyment (domestic decoration, display or study).

If you intend to sell flora taken from Crown land or private property you instead require a commercial purposes Crown land licence. Your licence may require you to pay royalties to the Agency.

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:

  • provide details of the purpose for which you intend to collect flora
  • identify the land which you intend to collect flora from
  • obtain the written permission from the relevant Crown Land Manager or other body or authority responsible for the care of the land from which you intend to collect flora
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the required fee
  • comply with any additional provisions outlined by the Agency.


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application fees:

  • research licence - $55.00
  • non-research licence - $30.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All -

Licence fees:

  • research licence - $35.00
  • non-research licence - $15.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal fees:

  • research licence - $25.00
  • non-research licence - $15.00

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.