Amphibian Keeper's Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to keep frogs or tadpoles. This licence authorises you to obtain frogs and tadpoles from other people who legally hold them. This licence does not apply to people intending to sell frogs or tadpoles to a pet shop or intending to obtain frogs or tadpoles from the wild.

The amphibian licensing and record-keeping system allows the Agency to monitor which amphibian species are being kept, bred and traded.

There are two classes of licence:

The Class 1 Licence allows you to keep 45 different species of frog, including common species that are easy to take care of including:

  • Green tree frog;
  • Red-eyed tree frog;
  • Dainty tree frog;
  • White-lipped tree frog;
  • Person's tree frog; and
  • Common froglet.

The Class 2 Licence allows you to keep 29 different species of frog that are rare and / or more difficult to keep than those under the class 1 licence.

Please see the attached document for a full list of species included.

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

To be eligible for this licence you must lodge a completed application form and pay any required fees.

  • The Class 1 licence is available to people over the age of 16 years who have basic knowledge of the needs of the animals.
  • The Class 2 licence is only available to people who are over the age of 18 years who have had at least two years' experience in caring for Class 1 frogs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$50.00

Companion Animal Keeper Licence.

Application$63.00

Native Animal Keeper Licence: fee per class for two year licence.

Application$143.00

Native Animal Keeper Licence: fee per class for five year licence.

VaryVariation$120.00

Upgrade to Advanced Native Animal Keeper Licence: fee per class for two year upgrade.

Variation$240.00

Upgrade to Advanced Native Animal Keeper Licence: fee per class for five year upgrade.

Application

Apply

Applications can be emailed, posted or done online. If applications are completed online you will receive a discount.


Lodge

Payment can only be made by credit card, money order or cheque.


Approval time

21 days.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
National Parks and Wildlife Service

Act(s) name

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Wildlife Licensing and Management Unit
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
National Parks and Wildlife Service


Mailing address:
PO BOX 1967
Hurstville, New South Wales 1481

Phone:

02 9585 6406

Fax:

02 9585 6401
Wildlife.licensing@environment.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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