Approved Wildlife Trade Operation (WTO) - Australian Government

Service summary

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; and / or
  • 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 affected 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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

New operations may be approved for up to three years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply List of CITES Species Opens in a new browser window

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Wildlife Trade Regulation Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62741900

Fax:

02 62741921
wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au

Supporting information

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