The Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Gardens are Commonwealth reserves under the Environment Protections and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act). The Park and Botanic Gardens are managed by the Director of National Parks in accordance with the EPBC Act, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Cth) (EPBC Regulations) and the Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Gardens Management Plan 2018.
To conduct scientific research in the Park or Botanic Gardens, you will need to apply for a permit. If the research activity requires access to biological resources for commercial purposes, a $50 application fee will apply and the applicant will be required to enter into an access and benefit sharing agreement.
See Scientific research permits for more information.
You will need to apply for a permit if you wish to conduct filming, audio capture, photography or artwork in Norfolk Island National Park for commercial purposes. Applications to conduct commercial filming, commercial photography, artwork, and audio capture have no application fee.
See Commercial media permits for more information.
Individuals and other commercial entities (eg. companies and associations) wishing to conduct commercial activities in the park, including commercial tours, need to have a permit issued by the Director. Please allow a minimum of 28 days for your application to be processed. There is no application fee for a commercial tourism permit.
See Commercial tourism permits for more information.
Norfolk Island National Park accepts permit applications for other activities that are not listed above. Please contact the park to determine if you need approval to conduct your activity. Permit applications for other activities have a no application fee.
See Other activity permits for more information.
The Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden are currently managed under the Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden Management Plan 2018-2028. The management plan outlines the broad goals and conservation values of the Park and Gardens, as well as the activities that need approval from the Director of National Parks.
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