Booderee National Park is a Commonwealth reserve under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The land and waters of Booderee are jointly managed by the Director of National Parks and the traditional owners of the reserve.
You will need to apply for a permit to carry out scientific research (including archaeological and anthropological research) in Booderee National Park.
Please answer the five questions below to determine the permits you may need to conduct your research in Booderee National Park. If you have any questions please phone 02 4442 1006 or email Booderee.email@example.com.
1. Do you intend to undertake scientific research inside Booderee National Park?
If Yes, you will need a permit issued under Part 12 of the EPBC Regulations. Please apply via Parks Online Services.
2. Will your research involve collecting biological resources from the Booderee National Park?
If Yes, you will need a permit issued under Part 8A of the EPBC Regulations. You can apply for this as part of the standard application process through Parks Online Services.
If you are collecting samples for commercial purposes, you will also need to enter into a benefit sharing agreement.
For more information please see accessing biological resources.
3. Does your research involve cetaceans or killing, injuring, taking, trading, keeping or moving a member of a listed threatened, migratory or marine species or an ecological community?
If Yes, you may need to apply for a separate permit issued under Part 13 of the EPBC Act.
You do not need this permit if either of the following applies:
- The action is done inside Booderee National Park and is authorised under a management plan for the park (please email Booderee.firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this applies to your research).
- The species you will impact is listed as threatened under the EPBC Act and the action is undertaken in accordance with a recovery plan that is in force (please email EPBC.email@example.com to see if this applies to your research).
You can also search for a listed species on the Species Profile and Threats Database.
4. Do you intend to import or export wildlife?
If Yes, you will need to apply for a separate export permit under Part 13A of the EPBC Act.
For more information or to apply for a permit go to Research.
5. Will your research be done in areas or waters outside the Booderee National Park?
If Yes, please contact the New South Wales Government to see what permits you may need under state law. Visit the NSW Department of Primary Industries for further details.