Wildlife Rehabilitation Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to rescue or rehabilitate sick, injured or orphaned native fauna in NSW. Fauna are animals, including any mammal, bird, reptile or amphibian.

Please note that new applications will only be considered when a call for applications has been published. This will generally be when a gap or inadequacy in service provision cannot be filled by an existing licence group.

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

For a group to be eligible they will need to:

  • be Incorporated or a registered company, or give a formal written undertaking to obtain incorporation or registration
  • have at least 20 members who intend to be active fauna rehabilitators of which at least 5 have relevant experience
  • have public liability and personal accident insurance for its members, or gives a formal written undertaking to obtain this insurance before undertaking any fauna rehabilitation
  • have a process in place for managing internal conflict
  • gives a formal written undertaking to comply with the approved Codes of Practice and Guidelines.

Please be aware that eligibility criteria will vary for zoological parks and individuals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further eligibility information.

Duration

A new licence will be issued for no more than 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Licence to Rehabilitate and Release Sick, Injured or Orphaned Native Fauna - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Applicants should allow eight weeks for their licence application to be assessed.

Additional information

New applications for group wildlife rehabilitation licences will be considered when the Agency identifies a gap or inadequacy in the rehabilitation of wildlife that cannot be filled by an existing licensed group. The Agency will publish a call for applications if and when it requires more licensees.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Wildlife Licensing and Management Unit

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Office of Environment and Heritage

Department of Planning, Industry 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