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If a proposed action of your organisation could result in any of the following:

  • 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

and your action doesn't need some other form of consent or approval, you'll need to apply for a threatened species licence.

For more information on threatened species licences, visit the Department of Planning, Industry 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/proportion of the threatened species
  • detailed analysis of the action and effects of the action
  • your payment
  • the DOC form – 'Threatened species licence application'.

How to apply

  1. Download the Application for a Threatened Species Licence – DOCX from the OEH website.
  2. Complete and sign the form.
  3. Lodge your application with payment at the relevant OEH office listed on the form.

More information

  • OEH may grant a licence under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, with or without conditions, or they may refuse the application.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.