Operating in a protected area, recreation area or forest

Learn how to apply for a Commercial Activity Permit (CAP) for Queensland's national parks, conservation parks, resources reserves, recreation areas and forests.


Commercial Activity Permits for protected areas, recreation areas and forests

Learn when you need to apply for a Commercial Activity Permit to conduct business in national and conservation parks, forests, reserves and recreation areas.

Commercial Activity Permit: Standard guided tour 

Find out more about the standard guided tour permit and how to apply.

Forms and fees for Commercial Activity Permits

Find a list of forms and fees to apply for or renew a Commercial Activity Permit for a national park, conservation park, recreation area or state forest.

Commercial filming and photography in national parks, conservation parks, recreation areas and state forests

Learn about fees and permits for commercial filming or photography. Submit a return of operations or notification to comply with your permit.

Incident report form for national parks, marine parks, recreation areas and forests

Submit this form if you have witnessed or become aware of an incident during commercial operations within a park, forest, recreation area or marine park.

Biosecurity management plans for island national parks

Read about developing a biosecurity management plan if conducting commercial or other activities on Queensland's island national parks.

Permitting hub

Online Services is the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation's permitting system for permits and authorities issued on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas.

Permit and authority holders, and applicants can use Online Services to:

  • manage your authority
  • submit an application for a new authority
  • submit renewals, amendments and returns
  • access all your documents in one place.