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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 of 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 from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 are as follows:

  • The 2 month licence fee is $251
  • The licence fee for a 1 year licence is $358
  • The licence fee for a 3 year licence* is $861
  • The fee for a 5 year licence* is $1,363.

*Please note three and five year licences are only issued if the tour operator holds a relevant 'Green Accreditation' Certificate. 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.


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