Commercial wildlife licence for live animals (birds, reptiles, spiders and scorpions/petshop) - Queensland


This licence is required to keep and use live protected animals (live scorpions, live spiders, live birds and/or and live reptiles) for a commercial purpose.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should complete the Pre-design/pre-lodgement meeting application form and contact Permit and Licence Management for specialist advice.


This licence remains in effect for up to one month, one year or three years, depending on the applicants requirements and payment.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $842.00

More than 1 month but less than 1 year

Application $2410.00

More than 1 year

Application $230.00

One month or less


This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional Information

The following sections apply:

  • S9-S22 of the Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006
  • S77-S91 of the Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006
  • other sections may apply depending on the species.


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Administering agency

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Conservation and Sustainability Services

Nature Conservation Services

Contact details

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

Permit and Licence Management

Mailing address: GPO Box 2454
Queensland 4001
Phone: 1300 130 372
Website: Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Opens in new window)