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Emu Farming Permit - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to conduct emu farming. Emu farming includes:

  • incubating emu eggs
  • breeding emus for commercial purposes
  • selling or slaughtering emus.

This permit will authorise you to:

  • take an emu or the eggs of an emu from the wild
  • slaughter or destroy by other means an emu in captivity
  • possess or control an emu or the eggs of an emu
  • sell an emu or the carcass or eggs of an emu.

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 an emu farming permit, you must:

  • be a member of an Emu Farming Association
  • have development approval to conduct emu farming on your property
  • demonstrate how you meet application criteria relating to the nature of your farming operations, boundary fencing, emu handling facilities and emu care
  • be aware of the requirements of the Australian Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals: Husbandry of Captive-Bred Emus.

An inspection of each site is required before your permit is approved.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fees resource.


Transfer process


This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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