Commercial Activity Permits for protected areas, recreation areas and forests

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Queensland tourism operators

Queensland tourism operators that conduct business on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service-managed areas may be eligible for financial support. Find out more about commercial tourism operator support.

Contact the Department of Environment and Science to discuss how these changes may affect your business.

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.

Contact

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)