Dealer licence (protected, international or farm animals) - Queensland


You need a dealer licence if you buy, keep, process or sell certain animals.

There are three categories depending on the type of animal you are dealing in:

  • dead protected animals - animals that are classified as threatened or near threatened species.
  • dead international animals - any deceased animal that is imported from overseas and is not native to Australia.
  • live farm animals - this licence will not be granted unless the chief executive believes the animal would be processed under the licence as soon as practicable after the licence holder buys, accepts or receives the animal.

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:

  • be over 18 years of age
  • be a suitable person to hold a wildlife licence.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must have and keep up to date an approved wildlife record book.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $154.90

One month or less. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $771.00

More than one month but less than a year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $2207.00

More than one year but less than three years. Fees for 2023-24



This licence cannot be transferred

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Contact details

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