Commercial Wildlife Licence (Dead Protected Animals excluding Macropods) - Queensland

Service summary

This licence is required to keep and use dead protected or international animals for a commercial purpose.

Service type


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

Definition of terms


in relation to a cultural or natural resource or wildlife, includes buy, sell, process, move or gain any benefit from the resource or 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.


This licence cannot be transferred.


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



Licence fee 1 month or less


Licence fee more than 1 yr


Licence fee more than one month up to 1 yr


You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed "Commercial wildlife licence (dead protected animals excluding macropods)" application form to Permit and Licence Management.

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

Mailing address:
GPO Box 2454
Queensland 4001


1300 130 372

Supporting information


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