Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Mammal Keeper) - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to keep native mammals as pets. The only native mammal species you may keep under this licence are the spinifex hopping-mouse and the plains rat.

Regardless of the number of mammals you want to keep, you will require:

  • Native Animal Keeper Licence, M1 Basic Mammal

This licence allows you to keep more than one or more spinifex hopping-mouse or plains rat that has been bred in captivity as a pet. This licence allows you to add another class of animal in addition to a mammal. For example, you may also keep a plains rat and another kind of native animal as a pet. Spinifex hopping-mice and plains rats covered by this licence have basic keeping requirements and are readily available in captivity from licensed animal keepers.

Please note that wild dingoes within national parks are protected. However, dingoes and dingo hybrids bred in captivity can be kept legally as pets in NSW. If you want to keep a dingo as a pet, contact your local government authority.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must be over the age of 16 years or be the parent or guardian of children under 16.

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

Duration

Two or five years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $63.00

Native Animal Keeper Licence: two years.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $143.00 Native Animal Keeper Licence: five years.

Approval Time

Allow 21 working days.

Additional Information

You are not allowed to take native mammals from the wild or release them to the wild.

If you purchase an animal interstate, you must obtain a licence to transport animals interstate from Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) before you can legally bring it into NSW.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Wildlife Licensing and Management Unit

Mailing address: PO BOX 1967
Hurstville, New South Wales 1481
Phone: 02 9585 6406
Fax: 02 9585 6401
Email: Wildlife.licensing@environment.nsw.gov.au