Any business or organisation that wants to use public conservation land for their activities needs to get permission from DOC in the form of a concession.
This is a legal requirement under Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987. In addition section 39(1)(ga) of the Conservation Act 1987 creates an offence if these kinds of activities are conducted without a concession.
Organised non-profit activities
Occupation of land and building of structures eg grazing an area, right of way access, building bridges.
Find out how to get permission (a concession) to set up and run a commercial business or non-profit activity, occupy land or build structures on conservation land.
What you need to know about applying for permission (a concession) to run a business or non-profit activity, occupy land or build structures on conservation land.
If you already hold a concession, here's information about managing it throughout its life.
View contact information for queries about concessions and other permits.
Learn about free online training, get statistics and information sheets and find out how tourism operators contribute to conservation.
Concession statistics give a sense of the size, scale and type of concession work that DOC manages.