Identify which group below is relevant for you to find out which permit/authorisation you are likely to need and how to apply.
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Get information on all permit/authorisations required from DOC.
Permit information for all businesses including sole traders, tour operators, telecommunications companies, tertiary facilities, farmers and zoos.
Permit information for advocates of conservation such as zoos, sanctuaries and community groups.
Permit information for universities, crown entities and anyone wanting to conduct research on public conservation land, or handle wildlife.
Permit information for clubs, community groups, trusts and incorporated societies.
Some activities require authorisation even if you are not running your activity as a business or on behalf of an organisation.
Get application forms to conduct activities on public conservation land and/or with native species.
Contact information for queries about concessions and other permits.
Use this interactive online map to find public conservation land, DOC campsites, tracks, huts, and visitor centres.
Find out what permit you need to hunt on public conservation land.
Find out how to buy the special licence needed for fishing in the Taupo district, including latest fees and licence agents.
View permits issued by DOC for the recovery of SH1 and rail links along the Kaikoura coast.