Where a development will involve impact to a species listed as threatened under the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 a permit to 'take' will be required. 'Take' includes kill, injure, pursue, catch, damage, destroy and collect. Consultants must also hold a permit to collect or impact specimens during any surveying. A permit under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 is also required to take products of wildlife.
If you require a permit to take native flora and/or fauna, you will need to complete the Permit to Take Application Form. Applicants should allow four weeks for an application to be assessed and processed. Please note that permits will generally not be issued until the relevant planning approvals are obtained.
All survey or species identification records relating to the
proposed project will need to be entered and verified in the Natural Values
Atlas (NVA) before a permit can be assessed. The NVA is the official repository
for known records for species population and abundance figures. Please ensure your data has been entered and
approved in the NVA before submitting your permit application. The data
- Grid references in GDA94,
- accuracy in metres,
- date of observation
accurate to the day,
- observer name,
- estimates of the number of mature
individuals and area occupied,
- notes on disturbance and
- potential threats.
Permit to Take Application Form (257Kb)
If a Permit to Take is issued, you will need to complete a Permit Activity Report Form and provide information on the species taken.
Permit Activity Report Form (DOCX 98Kb)
The Natural Values Atlas
If you have any questions about how to complete your permit application or enter your data into the NVA please contact the Conservation Assessments team.
Information and permit applications for scientific flora and fauna permits can be accessed via the following link: Forms and Permits