Scientific permits

To protect the special values of Wellington Park, permits are required for the collection and removal of any item – even if it is for scientific purposes.

Non–threatened Flora

If you wish to collect non–threatened flora for scientific research, complete an application form and submit it to the Trust at least two weeks prior to commencement. This covers plants not listed under the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. Guidelines for applying for the removal of flora on reserved lands have been produced by Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).

Threatened Flora

To collect threatened flora, apply for a permit (PDF or Word) to collect threatened flora through the Threatened Species Unit (TSU) at the DPIPWE. Please explain that you wish to remove threatened flora from Wellington Park. TSU officers are authorised to sign permits on behalf of the Trust.


A scientific permit is usually required for any research involving the collection or disturbance of protected wildlife in Tasmania. Protected wildlife includes:

  • all rare and threatened species
  • most native vertebrates and their products
  • some introduced vertebrates
  • some native invertebrates
  • all animals and their products on reserved land.

All fauna is listed as protected under the Nature Conservation Act 2002. To collect fauna, apply for a permit from the Biodiversity Conservation Branch (BCB) within DPIPWE. BCB officers are authorised to consider applications and sign permits for the collection of fauna within Wellington Park.

For enquiries regarding other scientific research in the Park, please contact the Manager for further information.