To obtain access across public conservation land for your business or private property you must have a concession from DOC. This is known as an easement and includes activities such as conveying electricity, telecommunications, water and gas or right of way for vehicles or stock.
Aircraft activities on or over public conservation lands and waters must have a concession or authorisation from DOC. This includes both commercial operations and private recreational activities.
You must have a concession from DOC to fly a drone (of any size) on public conservation land for any reason, including private and non-commercial use.
Find out about CITES permit requirements for endangered species, special cases and application forms for New Zealand.
A guide to where you can take your dogs on public conservation lands, and the conditions of access.
Find out how to buy the special licence needed for fishing in the Taupo district, including latest fees and licence agents.
To graze any animal on public conservation land you must have a concession from DOC.
Find out what permit you need to hunt on public conservation land.
Apply for a permit to hold, catch, handle or release wildlife.
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DOC has a responsibility to ‘give effect to the principles’ of the Treaty of Waitangi (Treaty) in all the work we do.
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