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To apply for approval, complete one of the following forms and return to the department.

Mineral and petroleum activities

Native vegetation clearing applications associated with mining and petroleum must be submitted to the Department of Mines and Petroleum. For more information see Department of Mines and Petroleum - Information required to assess your Clearing Permit.

All other activities

Native vegetation clearing applications associated with all other activities must be submitted to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. Further information is available below.

docxForm C1 - Application for a Clearing Permit (Area Permit)
Clearing of native vegetation is prohibited in Western Australia except where a clearing permit has been granted or an exemption applies. A person who causes or allows unauthorised clearing commits an offence.
An area permit is required before clearing specific areas of native vegetation that are not of an exempt type.

docxForm C2 - Application for a clearing permit (Purpose Permit)
Clearing of native vegetation is prohibited in Western Australia except where a clearing permit has been granted or an exemption applies. A person who causes or allows unauthorised clearing commits an offence.
A purpose permit is required for programs of clearing, such as ongoing maintenance projects. In general, only utilities and local governments require this type of permit.

docForm C3 - Credit card payment for DMIRS clearing permit applications
If submitting your application to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), complete this credit card payment form and submit it to DMIRS with the relevant application form.
If submitting your application to DWER, credit card payments must be made via DWER’s online BPoint system.

docForm C4 - Application for an amendment to a clearing permit
Clearing of native vegetation is prohibited in Western Australia except where a clearing permit has been granted or an exemption applies. A person who causes or allows unauthorised clearing commits an offence.
This is an application to vary the terms, conditions or restrictions on a clearing permit.

docForm C5 - Notification of change of land ownership
Clearing of native vegetation is prohibited in Western Australia except where a clearing permit has been granted or an exemption applies. A person who causes or allows unauthorised clearing commits an offence.
This is an application to transfer an existing area permit to the new landowner's name.

docxForm C6 - Application to surrender a clearing permit
Clearing of native vegetation is prohibited in Western Australia except where a clearing permit has been granted or an exemption applies. A person who causes or allows unauthorised clearing commits an offence.
This is an application to surrender a clearing permit and, therefore, all clearing activities authorised by the permit.

docForm Annex C7 - Assessment bilateral agreement

The native vegetation clearing permit processes under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) have been accredited by the Commonwealth under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and can be assessed under an assessment bilateral agreement.