You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to export Australian native wildlife for commercial purposes. The kinds of operations that require approval include:
- market testing operation
- small-scale operations
- developmental operations
- commercial fisheries
- provisional operation
- existing stocks operation.
Approval to operate as a wildlife trade operation is required for the taking of certain native wildlife specimens and their export. Wildlife effected includes those listed with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
You will not require this permit if the native wildlife you wish to export is included on the List of Exempt Native Specimens.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information regarding eligibility requirements.
New operations may be approved for up to three years.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Australian Government)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Australian Government)
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