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'Class A' collection is for purposes such as:

  • large-scale commercial collection
  • large-scale revegetation projects
  • threatened species recovery plans.

'Class A' Collection 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:

There are no fees associated with applying for, or being granted, a permit.

How long does a permit last?

Collection permits are valid for a maximum of twelve months from the date of issue. However, 'Class A' Collection Permits expire on 30 June annually.

A permit may be revoked 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.

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