Authority to Remove Exhibited Animals from Authorised Premises - New South Wales


You will require this authority if you are the holder of an animal display licence and you intend to move an animal outside of the registered animal display establishment where the animal is kept.

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.


You may be exempt from this requirement approval if you intend to either:

  • take an animal to, or return it from, the premises of a veterinary practitioner, or keep it at those premises for the purposes of observation or treatment
  • transport an animal from one authorised premises to another
  • lawfully purchase, sell, or otherwise acquire or dispose of an animal.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this authority, you must:

  • complete and lodge an application form, accompanied by the application fee and all associated documents
  • be able to obtain authorisation at least seven days before you intend to remove the animal.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


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

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval Time

At least one week.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Agriculture

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Animal Welfare Branch

Operating address: 161 Kite Street
New South Wales 2800
Mailing address: Locked Bag 21
New South Wales 2800
Phone: 02 6391 3149