Scientific Permits (Fauna)A scientific permit is usually required for any research involving the collection or disturbance of protected wildlife in Tasmania.
Protected wildlife includes:
A Permit Summary Form must be completed in conjunction with the Scientific Permit Application Form.
Before completing an application, please read the guidelines for issuing scientific permits.
A scientific permit report is normally required as a condition of a scientific permit.
If you are intending to take or disturb vertebrate or higher invertebrate wildlife then you must have Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) Approval from an institution licensed under the Animal Welfare Act 1993. This AEC approval process is managed separately from the scientific permit approval process and is applied for separately. See Animal Research and the AEC.
If you are collecting freshwater fish or marine fish (including marine invertebrates) you will need a separate permit. Contact the Inland Fisheries Service for all permits to take freshwater and marine fish. Complete a Fishery Permit Application in relation to taking marine fish (including marine invertebrates). If these species are threatened you will still need a scientific permit in addition.
To remove protected wildlife from Tasmania requires an export permit.
Please note that as part of the process for issuing scientific permits, the community is invited to view and comment upon all new permit applications.
Contact: Scientific Research PermitsBiodiversity Conservation Branch
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6233 6556
Fax: 03 6233 3477
Department switchboard: 1300 368 550 (local call cost within Australia)
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