Import Permit - Protected Species - South Australia


Any person who wishes to import protected animals or the carcass or egg of a protected animal into South Australia is required to apply for an Import Permit to do so.

Every protected animal brought into the State must be approved and a permit issued before it is consigned. This is essential for several reasons such as disease prevention, genetic integrity, animal welfare and legal acquisition.

These permits provide an essential mechanism to track the movement of fauna and to ensure that the animals have been legally obtained and traded.

Individuals who hold a Fauna Dealers Licence may be issued a permit for multiple consignments.

Service type


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


Variable from single consignment to multiple consignment (eg 3 months for Kangaroo products).




Act(s) name

National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

National Parks and Wildlife (Wildlife) Regulations 2019 South Australia

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.

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Fauna Permit Unit

Operating address: 81-95 Waymouth St
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1782
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0881244972
Fax: 0881155594
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