Permit to Harvest and Sell or Use Protected Animals (Kangaroo Field Processor) - South Australia


You will need this permit to harvest kangaroos for commercial gain as part of a kangaroo field processing business.

You will be authorised under this permit to:

  • harvest kangaroos using a firearm
  • field process kangaroos by dressing carcasses in preparation to be sold
  • sell kangaroo carcasses to authorised kangaroo meat processors.

You may apply for two classes of permit:

  • a permit to harvest kangaroos on your land (if you are the landowner), land owned by a member of your family, or land owned by your employer (class 13 permit)
  • a permit to harvest kangaroos on land other than, or in addition to, land owned by you, a member of your family, or your employer (class 14 permit).

Please contact the agency for more information.

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 this permit, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold the relevant firearms licence
  • successfully complete the relevant Field Processor courses
  • satisfy meat hygiene and other requirements.

You will only be granted a permit if the field processing will not negatively impact the ecosystem, species diversity or the species as a renewable resource for harvesting in the future.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must, immediately after taking a kangaroo under the permit, record information required by the legislation.

You must provide a completed stock return no more than 14 days after the last day of each month,


Full or half year


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $558.00 Class 13 full year permit fee
Apply Application All $305.00 Class 13 half year permit fee
Apply Application All $1109.00 Class 14 full year permit fee
Apply Application All $610.00 Class 14 half year permit fee

Application process


You will need to lodge your completed application with fee payment with the agency. You will be required to attend an applicant interview as part of the application process.


This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

All kangaroos harvested in South Australia must be taken in accordance with the standards for the humane shooting of kangaroos.

You can only take kangaroos from properties where the landowner, or landowner-nominated manager, holds current commercial harvesting authority.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Kangaroo Management Program

Department for Environment and Water

Operating address: 1st Floor
9 Mackay Street
Port Augusta SA 5700
Mailing address: PO Box 78
Port Augusta SA 5700
Phone: 08 8648 5318
Fax: 08 8648 5301