Permit to Sell a Protected Animal - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to sell 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 relates to 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.

You will need this permit even if you intend to sell a single protected animal only, and even if you intend to sell a species of protected animal which you do not usually need a permit to keep.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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

You may only apply for a permit for an animal purchased in your name.


1 year


30 June


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Transfer process


This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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