The scientific collection and commercial harvest and use of native species is in some cases regulated. This page provides links to all the information required to undertake these activities legally.
What is the meaning of 'take'?
Taking Native flora (by definition for species listed on the
Threatened Species Protection Act
) includes kill, catch, damage and collect (section 3) of any listed plant, plant part or product (such as seed, foliage, roots, bark, sap etc.) and by definition under the
Nature Conservation Act 2002
the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002
includes destroy, damage or interfere with a native plant, plant part or product.
When is a permit required?
A permit is required to 'take':
- Native plant species listed as endangered, vulnerable or rare under the
Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. In this case a permit is required regardless of the land tenure (current list of species protected).
- Any native plant species listed on the regulations of the
Nature Conservation Act 2002. In this case the permit is required for all land tenures, unless stated otherwise in the regulations.
- Any native plant species from public lands managed by the State Government.
- Any native plant species from Private Sanctuaries and Private Nature Reserves which have been declared under the
Nature Conservation Act 2002, if you are not the owner of that land.
Dendrochronology research in Tasmania primarily involves obtaining tree ring samples by coring living trees of four rainforest conifer species. Cores and discs are also sampled from dead trees and logs of these species.
copyright: Nick Fitzgerald
is subject to some collection restrictions and the Agency's Policy and Guidelines should be referred to before submitting an application.
Tree Core Research Zones in Tasmania: Spatial Analysis of Rainforest Conifer Species
Please read the following Policy Statement on dendrochronology research in public reserves and protecols for collected material.
Dendrochronology Sampling Policy
Steps to follow when applying for a permit
The information sheet provides information on when a permit is required, what other permits, approvals and/or licences might be necessary, instances when permits are not required plus contacts for further information.
Refer to the guidelines
Before completing a Permit Application Form, please read these Guidelines. Included is information on how to apply for a permit, how to fill out the application form, what happens to the application, if issued with a permit what that means plus contacts for further information.
Complete a permit application form
Guidelines for Permit Applications for the 'Taking' of Native Flora
Permit applications must be made to the Natural Values Conservation Branch page
Collection Permits - Authorities to take Native Flora
Permits Relating to Flora on Commonwealth Land (including Macquarie Island)
See the links below for information on permits that cover Commonwealth areas in Tasmania.
Other Useful resources
Tasmanian native plant species harvested commercially