Trapping Permit - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to set traps to capture non-native animals in any area other than your own premises. This permit does not allow you to use prohibited traps. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may require a commercial trapping permit or a private trapping permit.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The authorising Agency will consider numerous factors in determining whether to approve your application. These factors include:

  • The species of animals to be trapped;
  • The areas in which traps are to be set;
  • Your experience and competency;
  • Your employees and agents;
  • The adequacy of your traps and other trapping equipment; and
  • The amount of time between setting and checking traps.

Additionally, your criminal record must be deemed satisfactory by the Agency, specifically in relation to whether within a period of 3 years preceding the date of the application you have been convicted of an animal welfare related offence. Due to the restrictive nature of this permit, please consult the Contact Officer in the first instance for more information on eligibility and the application process.


3 years from date of issue.



Fee per permit.



Application for Trapping Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



Please lodge your application accompanied with any required documents directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
City Services

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance
Transport Canberra and City Services
Parks and Territory Services Division
City Services

Operating address:
Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62075956


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