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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.

Last updated: 6 November 2019