Permit to Keep and Sell Protected Animals (Scientific / Biological Products) - South Australia

Description

You will require this permit if you want to keep, sell and use protected animals for scientific purposes or for the production of biological products, whether or not the products are intended for commercial gain. This may include, for example, extracting snake venom.

A protected animal includes any species of mammal, bird or reptile which is:

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

You will be authorised under this permit to access animal products for scientific or biological purposes other than for carrying out scientific research. You will need a separate permit if you want to undertake scientific research.

You will be authorised to breed protected animals that are being kept under this permit. You will need to keep any animal not bred by you for 6 months before selling or giving the animal.

You will need a separate permit if you intend to take a native animal from the wild.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must demonstrate experience in the handling of animals to which the permit relates and an understanding of the species specific requirements of holding and caring for such animals.

You will need to meet separate criteria if you intend to access venomous snakes under this permit.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must maintain a protected animal's record book and submit an annual fauna stock return 14 days after the expiry of your permit.

Duration

Up to one year

Expiry

30 June

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $306.00 Permit application fee
Apply Application All $153.00

Half year fee (for applications lodged between 1 January and 30 June).

Vary Variation All $230.00 Additional premises

Application process

Lodge

You will need to lodge your completed application with:

  • fee payment
  • 2 written references supporting your skill and ability in relation to the species to which the permit relates.

A site inspection will be undertaken as part of the application process.

Transfer

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Fauna Permit Unit

Department for Environment and Water

Operating address: Ground Floor
81 - 95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1782
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8124 4972
Email: dewfaunapermitsunit@sa.gov.au