Temporary access to parks for scientific research

Approval is required for all scientific research access on Council-controlled parkland.

Access for scientific research does not require a fee; however, the application is subject to approval conditions and the research results are to be provided to our Natural Areas Management Unit.

Our natural area reserves are subject to wild and prescribed fires, pest management control measures, or may be closed for maintenance work.

Before submitting your application please read our Park use terms & conditions(PDF, 173KB)

This form is to be used if you are:

  • A university or other organisation wanting to undertake flora/fauna studies
  • An organisation looking to deliver organised citizen science activities e.g. bird surveys
  • A local Gold Coast based nursery intending on collecting native seed

Important information

Please allow up to 10 business days for further correspondence or approvals.

Vehicular access is not provided into parks

For social gatherings, temporary access, community events or commercial activities including nature play groups please visit Book a park.


Complete and submit our online form

Use this online form to request access to a park for scientific research.

Submit online form