Anyone who wishes to
exhibit or deal with an animal in either a fixed or mobile exhibit will need
to obtain an exhibition licence under the Exhibited Animals Act 2015.
Licence holders have a
general exhibition and dealing obligation under the Exhibited Animals Act.
Licence holders must be able to identify and take all reasonable and practical
measures to prevent or minimise the relevant risks and adverse effects
associated with animal welfare, biosecurity, and public safety that
are related to managing the animal(s) they exhibit.
These key risks will be
addressed in management plans for species, which must be submitted for
assessment when applying for an exhibition licence, an interstate permit or a
special exhibition approval under the Act.
If you currently have a
licence as a Wildlife Exhibitor, Wildlife Demonstrator, Declared Pest Permit
Zoo Film & Television, Declared Pest Permit Circus or Declared Pest Permit
Magician then you will still need a licence under the Act.