Permits may be required under the following acts:
- Wildlife Act 1975
- Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
- National Parks Act 1975
Research Permits under the Wildlife Act
Any activities where wildlife will be disturbed, captured, marked, translocated, kept or destroyed for research and/or education purposes, requires a Research Permit under the Wildlife Act.
Download and complete your permit:
Animal welfare and animal ethics approvals
Some research proposals that involve wildlife may also require Animal Ethics Committee approval to ensure consistency with the Prevention of and any other relevant legislation. For more information on animal ethics approvals, visit .
Permits for protected fish under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act
Download and complete the permit:
Permits for protected flora under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act
Permits are required for activities that impact protected and threatened flora listed under the . We issue permits for the disturbance and taking of flora for research, education, nursery propagation and revegetation purposes.
- remove native flora on public land for construction purposes
- remove grasstrees, tree-ferns and sphagnum moss from private property
Research authorisations under the National Parks Act
Permits are required to conduct scientific research in areas managed under the . This may be in addition to any permits required under the Wildlife Act or the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. For further information visit Parks Victoria's .
Reviewed 26 April 2021