Permit to Move, Keep or Sell Certain Classes of Animals - South Australia

Service summary

This permit is required for the keeping, movement or sale of certain exotic animals eg water buffalo (does not currently include ostriches and other birds) which are a potential threat to agriculture, the environment or public safety.

Anyone dealing with animals must have a firm understanding of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Regulations. Further information is obtainable from Information SA (08 8204 1900).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

See Minister for Environment and Conservation's policy on entry, movement and keeping of exotic vertebrate animals.


1 year (expires 31 December).

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA
Biosecurity SA

Act(s) name

Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (South Australia)

Contact details

Senior Biosecurity Adviser, Pest Animals

Operating address:
GPO Box 1671
Adelaide SA 5001





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