Take plants, soil and stone for scientific purposes

It is an offence to take plants or parts of plants including seeds without a licence. It is also an offence to remove soil or stone from a Nature Reserve.

A licence may be issued under Chapter 11 of the Nature Conservation Act 2014 (the Act) authorising the licensee to carry out one or more activities that would otherwise be an offence under the Act.

As part of your licence obligations you must complete the  ACT Rare Plants Records spreadsheet and return it to Licensing and Compliance at the end of the project or when renewing the licence.

How to apply

Apply online for a Licence Relating to Plants, Soil and Stone for Non-Commercial and Scientific Purposes.

Please allow up to 28 days for your application to be processed.

No fee applies.

More information

Contact Licencing and Compliance on 02 6207 6376 or email pcs.licensingandcompliance@act.gov.au.