Permit to Take Protected Animals - South Australia


You will need this permit to take protected animals from the wild, including for the purposes of breeding, education, training or the production of biological products. 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 take:

  • protected 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
  • exempt species, which are very common in captivity and / or in their natural habitat and do not ordinarily require a permit to keep or sell.

This permit applies also to the taking of eggs of protected animals.

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.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You will need to pay a fee when you lodge your permit application, and an additional fee if the permit is approved.

You must then pay a royalty fee per animal taken (royalties do not apply to eggs of protected animals).

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Transfer process


This permit cannot be transferred.

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.