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Australian Defence Force activities in QPWS managed areas

You may need a organised event permit if you are planning to conduct defence force training activities in one of our national parks, conservation parks, marine parks, State forests or recreation areas.

However, there are exceptions for some defence force activities. Please refer to the procedural guide—Australian Defence Force activities on QPWS&P managed areas (PDF, 205KB).

All Australian Defence Force (ADF) activities must be booked through the relevant Deputy Director of Training Area Management (DDOTAM) and include an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the relevant Defence Regional Environmental Officer.

In all cases, please complete the following form to notify us and the Australian Defence Force. If a permit is required, an application form will be emailed to you.

You will be notified of the preliminary outcome within 2 weeks of submitting the form.

Note: All camping at designated QPWS campsites and camping areas (including bush campsites) require camping permits.

* indicates that a field is required.

  1. Prerequisites
    1. Do you have an Environmental Compliance Certificate? *
    2. Has this activity been authorised by the Deputy Director of Training Area Management (DDOTAM) and issued a Non Defence Training Area (NDTA) Training Area Safety Management and Information System (TASMIS) booking number? *

Notification cannot be sent

You must possess an Environmental Compliance Certificate and the activity must be authorised by the DDOTAM for defence force training activities to be conducted in a national park, regional park, marine park, State forest or recreation area.

Please contact the relevant Non Defence Training Area Coordinator:

  • South Queensland, 0409 887 926
  • North Queensland, 0417 401 252
  1. Contact details
  2. Activity details
      1. Does the proposed activity include any potentially high-impact activities? *
      2. What potentially high-impact activities?Select all that apply
    1. Does the proposed activity involve members of a relevant Cadet unit who may be eligible for a fee concession for an educational group? *See Fee concessions in QPWS managed areas.
    2. Do you have a map of the proposed area where the activities will be conducted? *
  3. Additional information


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14 June 2023
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