Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Taxidermy) - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to carry out taxidermy on or hold any preserved specimens of native animals. This includes whole animals and any animal parts such as eggs, claws or feathers.

Licences are not granted for the collection of native animals or animal parts for use in making jewellery, handicrafts or for use in artwork.

Licences to conduct taxidermy on threatened species will not be issued for private purposes unless the specimen is from captive stock or is used for legitimate scientific or educational purposes.

No licence is required to hold specimens or carry out taxidermy on non-native animals such as foxes, pigs or goats.

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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • complete the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

If you intend to hold a threatened species or bird of prey you must provide evidence of legitimate educational or scientific purposes. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $30.00

Approval Time

4 weeks.

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