You will need this licence to keep the non-fertile hard-shelled eggs of a protected animal. 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 keep the eggs of:
- animals listed in the Regulations as 'basic species', which are defined as being common in captivity and / or in their natural habitat, and which keeping and selling has little impact on naturally occurring populations
- specialist species (specified on your permit), which are not listed though are generally difficult to keep, threatened, or rare.
You will need a separate permit if you want to sell the eggs of a protected animal.