For tourism operators
We’ve prepared two sets of guidelines to make the process of applying for a tourism operator permit or licence simpler. Please refer to these guidelines to determine which one you need.
- Commercial tourism operator permit guidelines (PDF - 2.89 MB)
- Commercial tourism operator licence guidelines (PDF - 3.06 MB)
Additionally, all tour operators must have successfully completed the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Knowledge for Tour Guides program.
You will need a permit if you want to carry out a routine or standard activity into areas of the park that are generally open to the public without a limit on numbers.
This covers most tours in public areas around Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
If a tourism activity is a new proposal and is limited by type, location, number of operators or involves exclusive use of a site then the activity must operate under a tourism licence. Tourism licences are issued with a minimum five year term.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Knowledge for Tour Guides program
It is compulsory for all tour guides working in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to have successfully completed the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Knowledge for Tour Guides program. This program provides entry-level training covering all the things a tour guide should know when working in the park, including key areas of visitor safety, understanding the park's natural and cultural values and history, minimising environmental impact and legal compliance.
Please contact the park for further information on +61 (0)8 8956 1100.