Import Permit (Wildlife) - South Australia


You will need this permit to import protected animals into South Australia from another Australian state or territory. A protected animal includes any species of mammal, bird or reptile which is:

  • native to Australia
  • migratory and occasionally migrates to, and lives in, Australia
  • specified as a protected species in the legislation.

This permit will authorise you to import a protected animal or the carcass or egg of a protected animal from interstate.

You will need a permit for each protected animal you will bring into South Australia before each animal is transported.

You will need a separate permit to import animals from overseas.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with the requirements for containers of transport. Details can be found in the attached document.

All animals must be lawfully obtained, such as through captive breeding or purchase from a licensed dealer.

You will not need a permit to import unprotected animals.

You will not be able to sell or give away a protected animal you have imported for at least six months after importation, unless you hold a fauna dealer or emu farming permit, in which case you must wait seven days after importation before selling or giving away a protected animal.

If you hold a kangaroo processor permit or tannery permit, you may apply for a single import permit for multiple consignments.


1 month from the date of issue of the permit or immediately after you have taken delivery of the protected animal.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All You do not need to pay any fees.


Other resources

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.