Trapping Permit - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this permit if you intend to set traps to capture non-native animals in any area other than your own premises. This permit does not allow you to use prohibited traps. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may require a commercial trapping permit or a private trapping permit.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The authorising Agency will consider numerous factors in determining whether to approve your application. These factors include:

  • The species of animals to be trapped;
  • The areas in which traps are to be set;
  • Your experience and competency;
  • Your employees and agents;
  • The adequacy of your traps and other trapping equipment; and
  • The amount of time between setting and checking traps.

Additionally, your criminal record must be deemed satisfactory by the Agency, specifically in relation to whether within a period of 3 years preceding the date of the application you have been convicted of an animal welfare related offence. Due to the restrictive nature of this permit, please consult the Contact Officer in the first instance for more information on eligibility and the application process.


3 years from date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $135.00

Fee per permit.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Trapping Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Animal Welfare Act 1992 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Animal Welfare Regulation 2001 ACT

Application process


Please lodge your application accompanied with any required documents directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Licensing and Compliance

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: Macarthur House,
12 Wattle Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 132281
Fax: 02 62075956