Wildlife Trade Permit - Single Use - 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:

  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) species
  • 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
  • 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 Single Use Permit allows you to import or export a single specified consignment of a particular specimen.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.


Permit is only valid for one shipment.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees will vary between $2 and $332 depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.

Enquiries, Wildlife Trade Regulation Section

Mailing address: GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6274 1900
Fax: 02 6274 1921
Email: wildlifetrade@environment.gov.au