You need to apply for a threatened species licence if a proposed action by your organisation could result in any of the following and does not need some other form of consent or approval:
- harm to an animal that is a threatened species or part of a threatened ecological community
- picking of a plant that is a threatened species or part of a threatened ecological community
- damage to the habitat of a threatened species or ecological community
- damage to a declared area of outstanding biodiversity value.
For more information on threatened species licences, visit the Department of Planning and Environment.
What you need
- organisation's details including ABN
- applicant's details and position in the organisation
- location of the action, including a grid reference and the local government area delineated on a map
- full description of the action and its purpose
- details of the area to be affected
- duration and timing of the action, including staging
- description of the land (including any area of outstanding biodiversity value if applicable)
- details, conservation status, and number or proportion of the threatened species
- detailed analysis of the action and effects of the action
- your payment
- the DOC application form – 'Threatened species licence'.
How to apply
- Check the licence requirements.
- Gather the required information.
- Download the Application for a Threatened Species Licence – DOCX from the Department of Planning and Environment website.
- Complete and sign the form.
- Lodge your application with payment at the relevant Department of Planning and Environment office listed on the form.
The Department of Planning and Environment may either:
- grant a licence under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, with or without conditions, or
- refuse the application.
You can pay by credit or debit card (Mastercard or Visa).