Licence to Process Fauna - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to process the carcasses and skin fauna for the purposes of sale or carry on a fauna processing establishment. Fauna means any animal indigenous to Australia, and any animal that periodically migrates to and lives in Australia and includes any animal declared to be fauna by the Agency.

Process means to cut, skin, treat, chill, freeze, can, cure, pack or preserve any part of the fauna. Your licence will specify the species of animal you are authorised to process; the maximum number you may process, and the number of persons from whom you may purchase the animals for processing.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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:

  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

You may not require this licence if:

  • you already hold a licence authorising your activity under different legislation
  • you hold a certificate of exemption from the provisions of the Act.

Separate registration through your local council of your premises may also be required. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the licence.



Licence to process emus, kangaroos and crocodiles


Licence to process other fauna



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

Administering agency

Department of Parks and Wildlife

Act(s) name

Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife Conservation Regulations 1970 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Senior Licensing Officer - Fauna, Wildlife Licensing Section
Department of Parks and Wildlife

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 30
Bentley Delivery Centre
Western Australia 6983


08 9219 9000

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