Commercial wildlife licence for live animals (birds, reptiles, spiders and scorpions/petshop) - Queensland

Service summary

This licence is required to keep and use live protected animals (live scorpions, live spiders, live birds and/or and live reptiles) for a commercial purpose.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Use

for a species of animal stated in a licence, but does not include process.

Wildlife

any taxon or species of an animal, plant, protista, procaryote or virus.

Eligibility requirements


Applicants should complete the Pre-design/pre-lodgement meeting application form and contact Permit and Licence Management for specialist advice.

Transferability

This licence cannot be transferred.

Duration

This licence remains in effect for up to one month, one year or three years, depending on the applicants requirements and payment.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$842.00

More than 1 month but less than 1 year

Application$2,410.00

More than 1 year

Application$230.00

One month or less

Application

How Do I Obtain It?

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application form "Commercial wildlife licence (live protected animals)", to Permit and Licence Management.

What is required after applying but before approval is granted?

Please note: A commercial wildlife licence for live reptiles cannot be granted unless the applicant (or someone proposing to operate under the applicants licence) has completed an approved course of training.

Important: A person who keeps a live protected animal must keep the animal in a secure cage or enclosure that prevents the animal's escape and ensure that the animal is supplied with sufficient shelter, ventilation, water, food and provided with opportunities for exercise.

Arrangements must be made with your local Wildlife Officer to inspect these facilities prior to the licence being granted.


Additional information

The following sections apply:

  • S9-S22 of the Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006
  • S77-S91 of the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006
  • other sections may apply depending on the species.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services
Nature Conservation Services

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)

Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)

Contact details

Permit and Licence Management
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services
Nature Conservation Services


Mailing address:
GPO Box 2454
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

1300 130 372
palm@ehp.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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