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.