Commercial Activity Permits for protected areas, recreation areas and forests
New permitting hub
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is currently developing a new permitting system, known as the Parks and Forest Permits Hub (P&FP), for permits issued on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service-managed land.
From mid-2021, the new online service hub will be available for use by permit holders and applicants from the DES website enabling you to:
- manage your authority
- submit renewals, amendments and returns
- access all your documents in the one place.
Further information and updates on the hub will be provided soon.
To conduct business or fundraising activities in a national park or other protected area, you must apply for a Commercial Activity Permit (CAP).
CAPs are legally required if you want to operate in the following types of protected areas in Queensland:
- state forests and forest reserves including plantation forests
- national parks
- conservation parks
- resources reserves
- recreation areas, including
- Moreton Island Recreation Area
- Minjerribah Recreation Area
- Bribie Island Recreation Area
- Fraser Island Recreation Area
- Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area
- Cooloola Recreation Area
- Green Island Recreation Area.
Commercial permissions also apply to marine parks. Learn more about marine park permits.
This guide explains how to apply for a CAP, and what you need to do to comply once you have a permit or agreement.