Licence to Import or Export Native Animals - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to import or export native animals.

Before you import a native animal into NSW you must:

  • check whether the animal is exempt from import / export licensing requirements
  • obtain an import / export licence
  • make sure that the person in the other state, who you are importing from or exporting to, has the appropriate licence of movement permit from their state's animal protection agency.

If you intend to import or export protected birds, it is recommended that you refer to the list of exempt birds first, as some birds do not require a licence.

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

Please note that there are a range of grounds on which an application for an import or export licence may be refused.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $30.00 A 10% discount applies to online applications.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

14 working days.

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.