If you hold a licence granted by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), this page provides information on relief initiatives that may be available to you.

Tourism operators that hold a current licence

If you did not complete the online form to choose a fee waiver option for your business prior to 30 June 2020, you have automatically been provided the option of a fee waiver when you next renew your licence. 

What currently-licensed operators need to do

If you have selected or been provided a fee waiver when you next renew your licence, the fee waiver will be automatically applied when you submit your renewal application via the Commercial Operator Licensing System and you will not be charged the application fee ($117) and one year licence charge ($406). Information on how to access and use the online system is available here.

If your business has previously chosen to extend your current licence by 12 months at no cost, you will need to submit an application to amend your current licence via the online Commercial Operations Licensing System. Instructions on how to apply for the extension are available here: How to apply for a 12 month extension.

Tourism operators applying for a new licence

New commercial operators that apply for a commercial operations licence before the 31 March 2021 are entitled to a 12 month waiver of licence fees.

Further information or questions

If you would like further information on the relief initiatives available or to discuss your licence, or if you have questions about the online Commercial Operations Licensing System, please contact DBCA's Licensing Team:  

Licensing officer: PH: 08 9219 9978  

Email: licensing@dbca.wa.gov.au.  

DBCA looks forward to hearing from and working with you to recover Western Australia’s nature-based tourism industry. We look forward to seeing you back in the parks soon.