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Bush food is the use of native plant material as cuisine. Bush food collection can be for personal use or for sale.

Bush Food Collection Permits will not be granted where the proposed collection involves species with conservation concerns, or where collection would threaten populations.

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To apply for this permit, download the Permit to Collect Native Plant Material – Bush Food Collection (Class B) form. Permit holders must comply with the native plant policy, standard and guidelines.

How long does a permit last?

Collection permits are valid for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue.

A permit may be revoked before its expiry date where it can be shown that the permit holder has breached or failed to comply with permit conditions, as stipulated on the permit and in the native plant material collection policy documents.

Are there any fees?

Yes. The fee to apply for a permit is $100.

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