Non-Indigenous Animals Registration - New South Wales


You will require this biosecurity registration if you intend to deal with any of the following non-indigenous animals:

  • Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)
  • Dromedary or Arabian Camel (Camelus dromedarius)
  • Guanaco (Lama guanicoe).

To 'deal' with these animals includes the following activities:

  • keeping, storing or having custody of animals
  • buying, selling or supplying animals
  • importing or acquiring animals
  • transporting animals
  • releasing animals
  • breeding or cultivating animals
  • experimenting on animals.

Registration is required to ensure that all activities non-indigenous animals do not cause a biosecurity risk.

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.


You may not need to apply for registration if:

  • you are dealing with non-indigenous animals for permitted research purposes and have the required licence
  • you are dealing with non-indigenous animals for permitted exhibition purposes and have the required licence or approval
  • you are dealing with Dromedary or Arabian Camels (Camelus dromedarius), the camels are in any part of NSW other than the Western Division, and they are permanently identified in a way that is approved by the Secretary.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • have the capacity and resources to keep non-indigenous animals
  • have the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience to keep non-indigenous animals
  • have the capacity to comply with biosecurity duties and regulations
  • satisfy the Secretary that you are a suitable person for registration.

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

If you are granted registration, you must:

  • not release any animal from captivity
  • permit the escape of any animal
  • notify the Secretary within 24 hours of becoming aware of a theft, release or escape of an animal
  • report to the Secretary the number, sex, age and species of all animals in your possession upon request
  • ensure that every animal in your possession has a permanent identifier.


Registration remains in force for a period (not exceeding 5 years) specified by the Secretary.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $720.00 5 year licence.
Renew Renewal All $420.00 5 year renewal.
Vary Variation All - $70 / hour up to a maximum fee of $300.

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biosecurity Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Applicants will be notified of the Secretary's decision within 60 days.

Additional information

Conditions may be placed on your registration. The Secretary may require you to produce additional documentation before granting registration. Once you are registered, you may apply for a variation of your registration.

Disqualified persons or entities

You may not be eligible for this registration if:

  • you have provided false or misleading information to the Secretary
  • you have a history of non-compliance with the Biosecurity Act or Regulations
  • you have previously held biosecurity registration and that registration has been cancelled
  • you are considered an unsuitable person for registration by the Secretary
  • there would be an unacceptable biosecurity risk if registration was granted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Biosecurity NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Non-Indigenous Animals

Biosecurity NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Operating address: 161 Kite Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 21
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Phone: 02 6391 3525
Website: Biosecurity NSW (Opens in new window)