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


You will require a permit if you intend to take galahs or little corellas for the live pet trade. The permit will entitle you to either live trap birds or take young birds from nest hollows.

The maximum number of birds that may be taken under this permit is 150.

Birds must be at least two-thirds feathered (body fully feathered and tail not fully extended) before being trapped or taken from the nest.

Birds taken from the nest cannot be sold until they can fly and/or feed themselves.

Birds taken by trapping cannot be sold until they have been held in captivity for at least 14 days and are free flying and wholly independent.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must comply with conditions of the permit relating to hand-raising young birds and preventing habitat destruction while taking birds from nest hollows.


Three months from date of issue in the case of trapping. Three to four months with a permit expiry date of 31 December in the case of taking from nest.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Licence $90.00 Permit fee.

Application process


You must complete the application form and submit it with fee payment to the agency.


Permits are not transferable.

Additional information

You require prior written permission from a landowner to use their land for the purposes of taking galahs or little corellas.

Permits are only 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

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