Harvesting licence (macropods) - Queensland


You need this licence if you intend to operate as a commercial macropod harvester. The macropods that you are allowed to harvest in Queensland are the eastern grey kangaroo, red kangaroo and common wallaroo.

Harvesters must:

  • have Queensland harvest tags
  • complete a return of operations
  • sell to licensed dealers, processors or tanneries who then sell meat and skins within Australia and overseas
  • adhere to the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes.

You cannot harvest macropods in protected areas such as national parks, state forests or public roads.

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 at least 18 years of age
  • hold an approved weapon licence
  • have completed the approved shooting test within 12 months of the date of application, or be licensed as a macropod harvester in the previous harvest period
  • be the landholder or gain consent from the landholder
  • be a suitable person to hold a wildlife licence
  • have licensed premises in Queensland where, for example, you may keep dead macropods prior to sale, and where record / return books are kept when you are not undertaking activities under the licence
  • have completed the approved course.

This licence can only be issued to an individual, not a corporation.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $86.20

Not more than 1 year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $256.90

More than 1 year. Fees for 2023-24

Application process


Macropods Online is the department's user-friendly digital platform for managing macropod services. As a macropod licence holder, you can use Macropods Online to apply for licences, submit returns, and order tags.

If you have already applied for a dealer or harvester licence, you can now access Macropods Online when you log into Online Services.

Macropod operators' not currently registered on Online Services will need to register to access Macropods Online.

Transfer process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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