Movement permit - Queensland


You may need to obtain this permit if you intend to undertake movement of protected wildlife that is not otherwise authorised by the legislation or by movement advice. Under this permit you can move:

  • live native animals (which are not exempt species) either into or out of Queensland if you move residence or take animals interstate when you go on holidays
  • wildlife interstate (including sperm, fertilised eggs or any other reproductive or genetic materials) for export overseas
  • special native animals (i.e. koalas, echidna, platypus and wombats)
  • dead crocodiles or emus.

If you are importing or exporting wildlife into or out of Queensland, you should also contact the wildlife authority in the other state to ensure that you have the necessary documentation from that state to proceed with the movement.

Service type


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


There are some situations where you will not require a movement permit, such as when a person moves:

  • an exempt animal, unless it was lawfully taken from the wild in Queensland
  • a protected animal to or from a registered veterinary surgeon who treated/will treat and care for the animal
  • to another place of residence within Queensland and the animal is taken to the new place of residence
  • to another place of business within Queensland and the animal is taken to the new place of business
  • a sick, injured or orphaned protected animal for care or treatment to the place where it is intended to be cared for within Queensland, or to another person who holds a rehabilitation permit for the animal.

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 Description
Apply Application All $18.85

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $4.15

Supply of a hard copy of a movement advice. Fees for 2023-24


Approval time

Up to 40 days


This licence cannot be transferred

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation

Wildlife and Threatened Species Operations

Contact details

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