Commercial or 'Class A' collection is for purposes such as:

  • large-scale commercial collection
  • large-scale revegetation projects.

These permits will only be issued to applicants who:

  • have previously held a DEW collection permit, and
  • have a clear and extensive botanical and/or horticultural knowledge, and/or
  • have attended a TAFE course or similar (other than a Trees for Life Workshop) aimed at plant identification and collection/storage techniques, and
  • can demonstrate previous success in a similar project.

Successful applicants can collect from all native plant species except the following:

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To apply for this permit, download and complete the Permit to Collect Native Plant Material – Commercial (Class A) application 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. Refer to application.