Licence to Import or Export Native Animals - New South Wales


You will need 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any 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. Fees for 2023-24


Approval time

14 working days

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.