Permits and approvals

A variety of activities within the marine park require a permit, including:

  • commercial activities – including tourism operations but not commercial fishing;
  • organised events (including weddings and competitions);
  • horse riding in permitted areas;
  • research;
  • collecting for private aquariums.

Obtain a permit

Marine parks permit application form (PDF, 109.1 KB)

Permit standard conditions (PDF, 24.96 KB)

Marine parks permit policy

If you are interested in an activity requiring a permit, then email/fax/post your completed permit application form to the Lord Howe Island Marine Park.

Development approvals

Proposals for development within or adjacent to the marine park must be assessed under marine estate and planning legislation, and a marine park permit may be required. Contact the marine park for more information.

Other management actions