You need this permit if you intend to keep wildlife. Strict conditions apply under a permit to keep wildlife, including a restriction on breeding (other than birds).
A permit to keep wildlife can only be granted for one or more of the following reasons:
- To keep a protected animal taken under a rehabilitation permit and the agency reasonably believes the wildlife is unable to survive in the wild.
- To keep a protected animal that is or has been kept by a person in another State under a law of that State and is moving to Queensland.
- To keep a protected animal that was lawfully obtained and kept at a time when it was not a protected animal.
- To temporarily keep a protected animal, international animal or prohibited animal that has been kept under a relevant authority, other than a rehabilitation permit, that has expired.
- To temporarily keep a protected animal that is being kept under a farming licence at a place other than the authorised premises.
The permit holder is also not allowed to buy, accept, sell or give away wildlife held under this permit except in limited circumstances. A person who keeps an animal under a permit to keep wildlife is not allowed to display, sell or give the animal away.