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.

New permitting hub

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has implemented a new permitting system, known as the Parks and Forest Permits Hub (P&FP), for permits and authorities issued on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service-managed land.

The new online service hub is now available for use by permit and authority holders and applicants from the DES website enabling you to:

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


Small business hotline: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)