Return of operations

A ‘Return of Operations’ is a record of the activities you have performed in relation a permit, authority, or licence you hold.

If you have a permit or licence for activities dealing with a native flora and fauna (wildlife) species in Queensland, keeping an up-to-date Return of Operations ensures you have a record of your activities and provides evidence that you are performing compliant activities under your permit.

To submit a Return of Operations, or to manage your permits and licences log into the Department of Environment and Science’s Online Services portal.

This video shows you how to update and submit your Return of Operations online:

This user guide outlines the steps to submit a return for a Damage Mitigation Permit online (PDF, 1.5MB) .

If you have any enquiries or questions about your obligations and responsibilities as a permit, license, or authority holder, please contact Permit and Licence Management by telephone on 1300 130 372 or via email at

Alternatively, downloadable forms are available here:

Keeping native animals

Find out which native animals require a licence to be kept as a pet.

Wildlife emergencies

View contact details for reporting incidents related to wildlife.