Permit to Sell Protected Animals (Tannery and Skins) - South Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to tan, or part process and sell the skins of kangaroos or other protected animals. 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 and sell the skins of kangaroos or any other protected animal belonging to the species specified on your permit.

You will need a separate permit to shoot and treat the skins of kangaroos as part of the kangaroo harvesting process.

You will need separate permits to import or export protected animals if you intend to trade in kangaroo products outside of South Australia.

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 a resident of South Australia and be the owner, managing director or public officer of the business to which the permit relates.


As specified


30 June


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Application fees:

  • 6 months - $623.00
  • 1 year - $1153.00.

Fees for 2022-23

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with a standard passport photograph of yourself.

You will need to attend an interview as part of your application assessment. Payment is made after the applicant interview and must not be sent with the application form.


This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

All kangaroo carcasses purchased or received must have been harvested in compliance with the requirements set out in the Regulations.

You can only purchase or receive kangaroo skins from interstate if they have been legally acquired under an approved kangaroo management program.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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