You need this licence if you intend to keep a collection of dead animals. There are two categories of licence:
- dead least concern animal collection authority - allows for the animal to be used and sold where it is incorporated into a work of art (taxidermy) but not for any other commercial purpose.
- dead protected animal authority - does not allow the animal to be used for any commercial purpose and is generally issued for reference purposes in cases where the educational purposes permit is not appropriate.
To support applicants through the assessment process, the department can meet with you to discuss the information that must be provided with your application.