If you wish to conduct research or any commercial activity, or carry out certain recreational or other activities within Kakadu National Park, you may require a permit or licence to do so. Activities must be consistent with the Kakadu National Park Management Plan.
Activities within the park that require a permit or licence under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) are listed below. Click on the link for more information and application forms.
- Commercial tours
- Commercial film, photography and sound
- Camping (outside of designated campgrounds)
- Access to Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)
- Other commercial activities
If you undertake an activity in or on a Commonwealth park or reserve that results in the unintentional death, injury, trading, taking, keeping or moving of:
- a member of a listed threatened species (except a conservation dependent species),
- a member of a listed threatened ecological community,
- a member of a listed migratory species, or
- a member of a listed marine species
and your activity was not authorised by a permit, then you must notify the Secretary of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities within seven days of becoming aware of the incident. This includes accidental injury to wildlife whilst driving within the park. Failure to notify is an offence punishable by a fine.