Permit to Take Galahs and / or Little Corellas by Trapping or from the Nest - South Australia


You will need this permit to take Galahs or Little Corellas for the live pet trade.

This permit will authorise you to either trap the live birds or take young birds from nest hollows.

The following restrictions are attached to this permit:

  • you cannot take more than 150 birds
  • you can only trap or take birds that are at least two-thirds feathered (body fully feathered and tail not fully extended)
  • you cannot sell birds taken from the nest until they can fly and / or feed themselves
  • you cannot sell birds taken by trapping until they have been held in captivity for at least 14 days and are free flying and wholly independent.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


In the case of trapping, your permit will expire three months from the date of issue. In the case of taking from the nest, your permit will last three to four months expiring on 31 December.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $98.50

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with fee payment with the agency.


Permits cannot be transferred.

Additional information

You require prior written permission from a landowner to use their land for the purposes of taking Galahs or Little Corellas.

Your permit will only be valid for the properties specified on the application form.

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

South Australia
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