Scientific Purposes Licence (Marine) - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take flora or fauna (including fish and pearl oysters) from a marine nature reserve, marine park or marine management area for scientific purposes. Taking includes injuring, destroying, hunting or otherwise interfering with flora and fauna.

Marine parks, reserves and management areas are water and / or land in Western Australia, which have been declared as reserved to help conserve marine biodiversity and marine life.

Flora that is native to Western Australia is protected throughout the State and 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. 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.

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 specify the marine flora and fauna you propose to take and where you intend to take them from.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $25.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $25.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Regulations 2002 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.