Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Taxidermy) - New South Wales


You will need 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If you intend to hold a threatened species or bird of prey you must provide evidence of legitimate educational or scientific purposes.

Please contact the agency for more information.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $30.00

Five year licence. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Renewal All $30.00 Five year renewal fee. Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Four weeks

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science 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.