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Flora Licences

Native flora (including flowers, seeds, whole plants, timber and firewood) is protected in Western Australia.

For information about the licences required to take, supply, process and deal in native flora, see the  pdfFact Sheet - Flora and Native Timber324.78 KB.

The following table specifies the new licence types, and a brief outline for each.

Until the online application system is in place, application forms are available by clicking the relevant attachment in the table. For licence types with no attachment, please contact Wildlife Licensing Section on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (08) 9219 9836. For any other information please contact Wildlife Licensing Section.

Licence Description
pdfFlora taking (commercial purposes) Crown land licence176.70 KB Take and supply flora from Crown land for commercial purposes
pdfFlora taking (other purposes) Crown land licence181.63 KB Take flora from Crown land for non-commercial purposes (ie. research, education, art and hobby, specimen lodgement)
pdfFlora taking (biological assessment) licence371.22 KB Take flora for inventory work (and obtain specimens for identification purposes) in the provision of environmental consulting services
pdfPrivate land supplier’s licence223.81 KB Supply (and possess for the purpose of supply) flora taken lawfully from private property
pdfCrown land supplier’s licence209.75 KB Supply (and possess for the purpose of supply) flora taken lawfully from Crown land
Flora dealing licence

Deal in flora

*Dealing exempt under Ministerial order but requirement to keep records for 2 years from date of purchase

Flora processing licence Process flora into carved wood, craft wood, wood chips, wood dust, oil, log timber and sawn timber and/or operate a processing establishment

Biological flora surveys

A person who takes flora for inventory work conducted in the provision of environmental consulting services and obtains specimens for identification purposes associated with this work can do so under a Flora taking (biological assessment) licence.

For more information on the licence requirements, see the pdfFact Sheet for Environment Consultants262.11 KB.