Miss Casey Ross Danggu Geikie Gorge. Photo Jesse Murdoch/DBCA
Miss Casey Ross Danggu Geikie Gorge. Photo Jesse Murdoch/DBCA

Permission is required to conduct any commercial activity on lands and water managed by DBCA.

This section contains information about conducting commercial activities, including licensing, insurance and filming, in these areas.

For new businesses, DBCA has produced a regulatory process map to clarify the pathways that eco and nature-based tourism businesses may need to navigate. You can download a copy of this process map at the bottom of this page. Information about the Eco and Nature-based Tourism 90-Day Regulatory Mapping and Reform Project, which aims to make it easier to start an eco or nature-based tourism business, is available on the Department of Treasury website.

A directory of useful contacts for businesses is available on our Doing business with DBCA page

Commercial operations licensing

DBCA licences are granted to operators conducting commercial activities on DBCA-managed lands and waters.

Commercial events

DBCA licences are granted to operators conducting commercial events on DBCA-managed lands and waters.

Commercial filming

DBCA licences and lawful authorities are granted to operators conducting commercial filming activities on DBCA-managed lands and waters.

Market-led nature-based tourism opportunities

The State Government has invited proposals for new attractions, experiences and accommodation in WA’s national, marine and conservation parks as part of WA's COVID-19 recovery.

Commercial opportunities

DBCA recognises that private sector development and activities on CALM Act land can improve visitor experiences and infrastructure, and contribute to recreation and tourism.

Aboriginal tourism development

DBCA recognises the unique role and expertise Aboriginal people have as Traditional Owners of DBCA-managed lands and waters.

Tourism Industry Reference Group

The Tourism Industry Reference Group provides a forum for constructive communication between DBCA and the tourism industry. 
Page reviewed 14 Jan 2022