Licence to Take Fauna for Scientific Purposes - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to take fauna for scientific purposes. This includes capturing, collecting, disturbance or study of fauna. This licence is also required if you intend to carry out fauna surveys. 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.

The licence may specify the greatest number of each or any species that may be taken, held or disposed of; the parts of the State in which the fauna may be taken, held or released; and the person or bodies to whom the fauna may be transferred or the manner in which the fauna may be disposed of. 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:

  • Declare any previous convictions relating to wildlife;
  • Provide details of your proposed project;
  • Provide your Animal Ethics Approval Number (if applicable)
  • Specify the species and numbers of fauna to be kept or captured; and
  • Submit the required forms.

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

Duration

As indicated on the licence.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyLicence$100.00

Approval time

Please allow 20 working days for complete and correct applications to be processed.

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

Phone:

08 92199831

Fax:

08 92198242
wildlifelicensing@dpaw.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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