Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 15 May 2020 to date (accessed 26 May 2020 at 22:57)
Part 2 Division 1 Section 2.2
2.2   Picking plants
(1)  A person who picks—
(a)  a plant that is of a threatened species, or
(b)  a plant that is part of a threatened ecological community, or
(c)  a protected plant,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty (includes additional penalty for each plant)—
(a)  in the case of a plant that is (or is part of) a threatened species or threatened ecological community (other than a vulnerable species or community)—Tier 1 monetary penalty or imprisonment for 2 years, or both, or
(b)  in the case of a plant that is (or is part of) a vulnerable species or vulnerable ecological community—Tier 3 monetary penalty, or
(c)  in any other case—Tier 4 monetary penalty.
(2)  In any prosecution for an offence under this section, proof that a plant was found in the possession of the person charged is prima facie evidence that the person picked the plant.