Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Catch and Release Reptiles) - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to catch and release reptiles (usually snakes) from any commercial and residential homes and backyards.

Under this licence, you will operate under strict licence conditions to ensure human safety and animal welfare.

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 provide:

  • you are at least 18 years old
  • why a licence should be granted and describe the location / area where they will operate
  • two written references from people who can validate their ability and experience
  • you hold a current first aid certificate, public liability insurance and personal accident insurance (If you have an authority under a licensed wildlife rehabilitation group, you may already be covered by the group's insurance)
  • evidence that you have completed a recognised reptile handling course or have at least two years proven experience in handling venomous snakes.

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

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

Application process

Lodge

You will need to provide two written references from people who can confirm your experience and ability.

You will also need a document detailing why you think a licence should be granted and describing the location / area you will operate in.

Approval time

Please allow 6 weeks for the processing of your application.

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

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Office of Environment and Heritage

Department of Planning and Environment

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