Permission to Use Wildlife in TV, Films or Theatre - Victoria

Service summary

You will require written permission if you wish to use wildlife in a production. A production is in TV, film productions, advertisements or in theatrical performances. The wildlife used can be living or dead, or parts of wildlife.

Licensed Wildlife Displayers, Demonstrators and Taxidermists are allowed to provide wildlife for this purpose but must obtain the permission of the Agency beforehand and allow 6-8 weeks for processing.

Permission is not required if the wildlife is filmed in the wild and is not confined, controlled or manipulated in any way.

Wildlife must not be taken from the wild for this purpose. If the filming is taking place in a National Park, then permission must be obtained from Parks Victoria.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Any proposed use of wildlife in TV, film or theatre must have a conservation theme and promote the welfare of animals.

The application must be made by the holder of a current Wildlife Demonstrator Licence, Wildlife Displayer Licence or Wildlife Taxidermist Licence.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

You must also comply with all requirements of any relevant code of practice.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Plants and Animals

Act(s) name

Wildlife Act 1975 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife Regulations 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

Wildlife and Game Licensing
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Plants and Animals

Operating address:
8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address:
PO BOX 500
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Phone:

13 61 86

Fax:

03 9637 8475

Supporting information

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