Commercial macropod harvester licence - Queensland

Service summary

You need this licence to harvest macropods to sell.  The macropods which may be harvested in Queensland are the Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) and wallaroo (Macropus robustus).

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Harvest

to take by means of shooting.

Eligibility requirements


To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 17 years of age
  • have completed a Firearms Competency Certification (Firearms Accuracy Course) within 12 months of the date of application, or be licensed as a commercial macropod harvester in the previous harvest period
  • have completed the Commercial Wildlife Harvest TAFE course required by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Ongoing requirements

You can begin harvesting when the harvest period begins and you have received your licence and tags.

You must carry the following when conducting activities under your licence:

  • your commercial macropod harvesting licence
  • landholder consent forms - you must get and carry the landholder's written consent before harvesting on their land
  • 'Record and return of operations book' - if you are a new applicant, you will need to purchase this book
  • photo identification such as drivers licence.

You must also:

You must accurately record harvest details in the record and return book and returns must be given to EHP within 14 days after each month.  If you did not harvest any macropods in a month, you must make a nil return.

Duration

This licence remains in effect until the end of a harvest period or 31 December of the same year unless revoked, suspended or surrendered prior to 31 December of that year.

Fees

TypeAmountDescription
Application$153.50

Licence fee until the end of December 2017

Miscellaneous$460.00

500 skin or carcass tags until the end of 31 December 2017

Miscellaneous$8.00

Return and record of operations book until the end of 31 December 2017

Miscellaneous$46.00

50 skin or carcass tags until the end of 31 December 2017

Application$158.80Licence fee on and from 1 January 2018
Miscellaneous$8.25

Return and record of operations book on and from 1 January 2018

Miscellaneous$47.60

50 skin or carcass tags on and from 1 January 2018

Miscellaneous$476.00

500 skin or carcass tags on and from 1 January 2018

Application

You must submit your application and documentation in person or by post to the Macropod Management Unit, Charleville District Office.  Faxed or emailled applications will not be accepted.


Transfer details

This licence cannot be transferred.  The record and return book also cannot be transferred.


Additional information

This licence can only be issued to an individual, not a corporation.

You cannot harvest macropods in protected areas such as national parks, state forests or public roads.

Visit Information for harvesters to find out about tags and how to get them.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Environmental Services and Regulation
Southern Region Environmental Services

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)

Nature Conservation ( Wildlife) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)

Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)

Nature Conservation (Macropod) Conservation Plan 2005 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Macropod Management Unit
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Environmental Services and Regulation
Southern Region Environmental Services


Operating address:
Hood Street
Charleville, Queensland 4470
Mailing address:
PO Box 689
Charleville, Queensland 4470

Phone:

07 4654 4276
mmp@ehp.qld.gov.au

Supporting information

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