Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a Commonwealth reserve under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). It is Aboriginal land, jointly managed by its traditional owners Anangu and the Director of National Parks.
You need to apply for a permit or approval to carry out scientific research, including archaeological and anthropological research, in the reserve. 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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
If you have any questions please contact the park on +61 8 8956 1100 or email email@example.com.
1. Do you intend to undertake scientific research inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta 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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta 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 through Parks Australia Online Services.
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 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 separately apply for a 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 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and is authorised under a management plan for the park (please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.com to see if this applies to your research).
For more information or to apply for a permit, go to Listed species and ecological communities.
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 permit under Part 13A of the EPBC Act.
For more information or to apply for a permit visit Research.
5. Will your research be done in the Northern Territory but outside the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park?
If Yes, you need to contact the Northern Territory Government to see what permits you may need under Northern Territory law. Please go to Wildlife Permits or call the Parks and Wildlife Commission on +61 8 8999 4795.