Wildlife Exhibition Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to keep wildlife for the purpose of exhibition or display (short-term or long-term) to the public. Wildlife includes Tasmanian protected animals and various species of imported animals. A list of wildlife can be obtained from the Agency.

Strict legislation and guidelines apply to the issuing of this licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must satisfy the Agency that you are willing and able to comply with the relevant legislation and any accompanying Agency guidelines. The Agency may issue a wildlife exhibition licence to you if they are satisfied that:

  • The place where the exhibition will be kept is suitable for the purpose;
  • The facilities and services that will be available for the care and treatment of the wildlife are satisfactory;
  • The nature and construction of buildings and cages erected are suitable for that purpose;
  • It is unlikely that wildlife will escape from that place; and
  • You will abide by the reporting guidelines with respect to the exhibition, movement, keeping of certain species, release or sale, feeding and shelter of, the wildlife involved.

In the case of an application for the licence by:

  • A body corporate, every director of the body corporate is a fit and proper person to be a director of a body corporate that keeps a wildlife exhibition and is otherwise of good character; or
  • Individuals, the individuals are fit and proper persons to keep a wildlife exhibition and is otherwise of good character.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

12 months.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$76.50
RenewRenewal$76.50

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Wildlife Exhibition Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Wildlife Management Branch

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 2002 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife (Exhibited Animals) Regulations 2010 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Natural and Cultural Heritage
Wildlife Management Branch


Operating address:
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6165 4305

Fax:

03 6233 3477
wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Supporting information

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