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.