Wildlife Trade Permit - Multiple Consignment Authorities - Australian Government


You will require this permit if you intend to import or export animals or plants. The wildlife trade permit allows you to import or export:

  • species listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • Australian native species.

Activities covered include:

  • the export of Australian native plants and animals (including pets, wildlife, insects and shells) or products derived from threatened Australian native animals and plants and exotic species
  • the import of species (including plants, and pets and animals for zoos, wildlife parks or travelling exhibitions) listed on CITES as threatened, and products derived from threatened species.

A Multiple Consignment Authority permits you to import or export an unlimited number of consignments of a particular range of specimens.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Due to the complex regulatory framework surrounding import or export permits, you must consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements prior to submitting an application.


Duration varies between six months and three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $186.00

Per 6 months. Fees for 2023-24


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 Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

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.