Approved Wildlife Trade Operation (WTO) - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to apply for this approval if you intend to export Australian native wildlife for commercial purposes. The kinds of operations that require approval include:

  • market testing operation
  • small-scale operations
  • developmental operations
  • commercial fisheries
  • provisional operation
  • existing stocks operation.

Approval to operate as a wildlife trade operation is required for the taking of certain native wildlife specimens and their export. Wildlife effected includes those listed with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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.

Exemptions

You will not require this permit if the native wildlife you wish to export is included on the List of Exempt Native Specimens.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must make sure:

  • the operation is not likely to threaten any relevant ecosystem
  • the operation is not detrimental to the survival of taxon to which the operation relates
  • that if the operation takes live specimens, that the conditions that relate to the welfare of the specimens are adhered too.

Duration

New operations may be approved for up to three years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Wildlife Trade Regulation Section

Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Department of the Environment and Energy

Mailing address: John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6274 1900
Fax: 02 6274 1921
Email: wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au