This licence is required for farming wildlife (crocodiles, emus, butterflies, venomous snakes, water buffalo).
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
belonging to the family Elaphidae, Hydrophiidae or Laticaudidae.
in relation to a cultural or natural resource or wildlife, includes buy, sell, process or gain any benefit from the resource or wildlife. For an animal it does not include move or process.
any taxon or species of an animal, plant, protista, procaryote or virus.
Applicants must have suitable wildlife housing.
Applicants must complete the Pre-design/pre-lodgement meeting application form and contact Permit and Licence Management for specialist advice.
This licence remains in effect for up to one year or not more than three years, depending on the applicants requirements and payment unless sooner revoked, suspended or surrendered.
Butterflies licence fee more than 1 yr
Butterflies licence fee up to 1 yr
Crocodiles licence fee more than 1 yr
Crocodiles licence fee up to 1 yr
Emus licence fee more than 1 yr
Emus licence fee up to 1 yr
Venomous snakes licence fee more than 1 yr
Venomous snakes licence fee up to 1 yr
Water Buffalo licence fee more than 1 yr
Water Buffalo licence fee up to 1 yr
You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Wildlife Farming Licence application form to the nearest wildlife licence issuing centre. For details of your nearest issuing centre, please contact Permit and Licence Management.
Before approval is granted the property will be inspected by a Regional or District Officer.
This licence cannot be transferred.
Copies of the "Code of Practice Crocodile Farming" and "Code of Practice Emu farming" can be obtained from the Department website.
The following sections apply:
S9 to S22 of the Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006
S152 to S165 of the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006
other sections may apply depending on species.
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Conservation and Sustainability Services
Nature Conservation Services
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (Queensland)
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)
Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006 (Queensland)
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