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Protected plants

In Queensland, all plants that are native to Australia are referred to as “protected plants” under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, and clearing, growing, harvesting and trading of protected plants in Queensland is regulated primarily by the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006.

For more information about approvals and exemptions under the protected plants legislative framework, visit the topic pages below.

Key's boronia, <em>Boronia keysii</em>, is listed as vulnerable and is only known to occur in a small area east of Gympie, South East Queensland. It flowers primarily from May to November. Painting by Will Smith, Queensland HerbariumKey's boronia, Boronia keysii, is listed as vulnerable and is only known to occur in a small area east of Gympie, South East Queensland. It flowers primarily from May to November. Painting by Will Smith, Queensland Herbarium

Clearing of protected plants

Information relating to clearing protected plants under the protected plants legislative framework.

Growing of protected plants

Information on how the legislation covers growing protected plants.

Harvesting of protected plants

Information on how the protected plants legislative framework affects the harvesting of protected plants from the wild.

Trading of protected plants

Information on the legislation that governs the trade of protected plants.

For information related to plants on protected areas (e.g. National Parks) please refer to the Queensland Government’s website on park permits.

Last updated
9 April 2019