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Individual, community and botanic garden collecting

The form on this page is valid from 1 July 2019. If you must apply for a permit before this date, please access a Plant permits form. Note however that permits granted via those forms will only be valid until 30 June 2019.

Permits are available to people wishing to collect native plant material for activities such as:

  • individual or community based revegetation projects (including schools, TAFE and universities)
  • propagation and sale
  • botanic garden collections
  • artistic display
  • individual projects and other purposes

Trees for Life members should apply for this permit.

South Australia is divided into 14 herbarium regions. For each herbarium region there is a list of about 150 species from which successful applicants may collect.

For this category of permit, you must indicate which herbarium region(s) you wish to collect from. If your application is successful, your permit will allow you to collect from any of the species listed for that herbarium region(s). See the Herbarium region map.

Herbarium region species lists:

If you wish to collect species additional to those provided on the herbarium region lists, other than threatened species, you need to identify them with your application.

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To apply for this permit, download the Small-scale (Class C) Collection Permit form. Permit holders must comply with the native plant policy, standard and guidelines.

How long does a permit last?

This permit is valid for a maximum of 12 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 document.

Are there any fees?

No. There are no fees associated with this permit. 

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