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Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Animal Dealer) - New South Wales

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to buy, sell and trade in live native animals. This licence will allow you to deal in live reptiles or birds.

  • Commercial Trade Licence for Reptiles - The application to trade reptiles includes a written knowledge test to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework for keeping and trading in native animals and the reptiles permitted to be traded under an animal dealer's licence, and their husbandry requirements. Prior to granting a licence, officers of the Wildlife Team will inspect the premises at which you intend to commercially trade native reptiles.
  • Commercial Trade Licence for Birds - To apply, you will need to contact the Office of Environment and Heritage for an application form to complete.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will need to declare that you will comply with the conditions of your licence and other relevant statutory provisions, such as Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Animals in Pet Shops and NSW Animal Welfare Code of Practice - Keeping and Trading of Birds.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Duration

Animal dealer (live reptile) licence is for a maximum period of three years. Animal dealer (live bird) licence is for a maximum period of one year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2400.00

For a single registered reptile dealer premises. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $600.00

For a single registered bird dealer premises. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $2050.00

For a single registered reptile dealer premises. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Application All $780.00

For each additional reptile dealer premises. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Application All $300.00

For each additional bird dealer premises. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Renewal All $450.00

For each additional reptile dealer premises. Fees for 2023-24

Approval time

It will take at least six weeks to fully assess your reptile dealer licence application. This time frame is dependent on the applicant satisfactorily completing the application form, written test and having their premises at a standard suitable for trade.

Administering agency

Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Environment and Heritage Group

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.