Norfolk Island National Park and Norfolk Island Botanic Garden are Commonwealth reserves under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
You need to apply for a permit to carry out scientific research, including archaeological and anthropological research, in these reserves. You may need several permits depending on the nature and type of research.
Please answer the questions below to determine which permits you need to conduct your research in Norfolk Island National Park.
If you have any questions please phone the park on 0011 6723 22695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Do you intend to conduct scientific research inside Norfolk Island National Park?
If Yes, you will need a permit issued under Part 12 of the EPBC Regulations. Please apply via Parks Australia Online Services.
2. Does your research involve collecting biological resources from the Norfolk Island National Park?
If Yes, you will need a permit issued under Part 8A of the EPBC Regulations. You do not need to complete a separate application if you are applying via Online Services.
However, if you are collecting samples for commercial purposes, you will also need to enter into a benefit sharing agreement.
For more information please see accessing biological resources.
3. Does your research involve cetaceans or the killing, injuring, taking, trading, keeping or moving a member of a listed threatened, migratory or marine species or an ecological community?
If Yes, you may need to apply for a separate permit issued under Part 13 of the EPBC Act.
You do not need this permit if either of the following applies:
- The action is done inside Norfolk Island National Park and is authorised under a management plan for the park (please email email@example.com to see if this applies to your research).
- The species you will impact is listed as threatened under the EPBC Act and the action is undertaken in accordance with a recovery plan that is in force (please email EPBC.firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this applies to your research).
You can also search for a listed species on the Species Profile and Threats Database.
4. Do you intend to import or export wildlife?
If Yes, you will need to apply for a separate export permit under Part 13A of the EPBC Act.
For more information or to apply for a permit, visit Research.
5. Does your research involve transporting biological material to mainland Australia from Norfolk Island?
If Yes, you may need to apply for a separate import permit from the Department.
For more information or to apply for a permit, please go to Importing goods.