Licence costs

Com­mer­cial Tour Oper­a­tor (CTO) Licences are avail­able for terms from two months to five years. The fees are list­ed below and with the excep­tion of the two month licence, expire on 31 March each year, regard­less of when the licence is issued. 

Mil­lions of dol­lars are spent on man­ag­ing parks, build­ing infra­struc­ture and vis­i­tor facil­i­ties and under­tak­ing con­ser­va­tion pro­grams to pro­tect the state’s native plants, ani­mals and habitats.

Income from Entry, Tour and Camp­ing Fees paid by CTOs is used to sup­port this valu­able work.

Licence costs

Licence term

1/4/2021 to 30/6/2021

1/7/2021 to 31/3/2022

2 month licence



1 year licence



3 year licence



5 year licence



*Please note three and five year licences are only issued if the tour oper­a­tor holds the rel­e­vant tourism accred­i­ta­tion cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Please see the Becom­ing a Tour Oper­a­tor page for fur­ther details.

All licence fees are GST exempt.

Vis­i­tor use fees also apply to clients of com­mer­cial oper­a­tors in parks and reserves. See the list of licence and vis­i­tor use fees for the cur­rent licence peri­od. Please note that oth­er fees and charges may apply to your com­mer­cial licence. For more infor­ma­tion about spe­cif­ic fees and charges in oth­er parks, please con­tact DEW Parks Licens­ing and Events on (08) 8204 9060.

COVID-19 impacts and Com­mer­cial Tour Oper­a­tor fees

In recog­ni­tion of the severe impacts expe­ri­enced by tour oper­a­tors because of COVID-19, the Depart­ment for Envi­ron­ment and Water is hold­ing off on the usu­al licence and vis­i­tor use fee increas­es that occur on 1 April each year.

This year’s fee increas­es have been deferred to 1 July 2021. This means that if you renew your licence before the end of June you will qual­i­fy to pay the 2020 licence fee. Sim­i­lar­ly, for tours tak­en between 1 April and 30 June 2021, the 2020 vis­i­tor use fees for park entry and camp­ing will apply.

Note that vis­i­tor use fees from 1 April 2020 to 31 Decem­ber 2020 and CTO licence fees from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 were waived.

For a com­plete list­ing of licence and vis­i­tor use fees click here.

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