Collection authority - Queensland


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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must not have a criminal conviction that relates to animal welfare issues or related conservation matters within the past three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $84.60

Approval time

Up to 40 days


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment and Science

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Conservation and Biodiversity Operations

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:

Permit and Licence Management

Conservation and Biodiversity Operations

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Department of Environment and Science

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2454
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 130 372
Website: Department of Environment and Science (Opens in new window)