A Kangaroo Field Processor Permit is required by persons who intend to shoot kangaroos for commercial gain. This allows the permit holder to harvest kangaroos, field process and sell the carcasses to authorised Kangaroo Meat Processors. Kangaroos can only be taken from properties where the landowner or landowner-nominated manager, holds a current Commercial Harvesting Authority.
A Class 13 permit is only available to landowners, a member of their family (i.e. a spouse, parent, child, brother or sister) or their employees, and is limited to the property or properties of which they (or their employer or a member of their family) are the owner.
This permit allows the holder to harvest kangaroos on properties which have a current Commercial Harvesting Authority (that names the holder as the authorised field processor) and permits the sale of kangaroo carcasses to authorised Kangaroo Meat Processors.
A Class 14 Kangaroo Field Processor Permits allows the holder to harvest kangaroos on more than one property, each of which have a current Commercial Harvesting Authority (that names the holder as the authorised field processor) and permits the sale of kangaroo carcasses to authorised Kangaroo Meat Processors.
All kangaroos harvested in South Australia under the National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 must be taken in accordance with the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes (available from the Department of Environment, Canberra).
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
New applicants must be 18 years of age or older and are required to attend an interview with staff of the Kangaroo Management Program at Port Augusta, prior to a permit being issued. The applicant must present evidence that they hold a current Class B Firearms Licence with either a 5 or 7 endorsement, they have completed the TAFE Kangaroo Field Processor Firearms Accuracy Accreditation Course (or interstate equivalent), a TAFE Certificate in Game Meat Field Processing (or equivalent) and have accreditation from the PIRSA Meat Hygiene Unit.
Permits expire on 30 June; The 1, 3 or 5 year options are available if lodged and processed between 1 July and 31 December; The half-year fee is only for new applications lodged on or after 1 January.
Class 13 Permit: half-year - $287
Class 13 Permit: full year - $524 (3 years - $1,572, 5 years - $2,620)
Class 14 Permit: half-year - $573
Class 14 Permit: full year - $1,042 (3 years - $3,126, 5 years - $5,210)
All Prices are GST exempt.
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 (South Australia)
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