Permit to Trap and Release Possums (Possum Pest Controller) - South Australia

Service summary

Pest controllers providing a possum removal service involving the trapping of possums require a permit to trap and release possums. This permit grants approval for a pest controller to trap and release possums on behalf of the resident (Note: a permit is not required if the pest controller installs a one-way door for the possum to exit the roof space and not re-enter).
Pest controllers must release trapped possums within 24 hours of capture (released at sunset on the day of capture) and released on the same property within 50 metres of the capture site.

Service type


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


As designated (not exceeding 12 months).



Additional information

Completed applications should be sent to DEWNR ??? Abundant Species and Sustainable Use, GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, 5001

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Contact details

Wildlife Policy Officer

Operating address:
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001



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