Permit to Trap and Release Possums (Possum Pest Controller) - South Australia


Pest controllers providing a possum removal service involving the trapping of possums require a permit to trap and release possums. This permit grants approval for a pest controller to trap and release possums on behalf of the resident (Note: a permit is not required if the pest controller installs a one-way door for the possum to exit the roof space and not re-enter).
Pest controllers must release trapped possums within 24 hours of capture (released at sunset on the day of capture) and released on the same property within 50 metres of the capture site.

Service type


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


Permits expire on 30 June annually.


2019-2020 fees:
$80 Permit fee
$40 Permit fee - half year for applications lodged between 1 January to 30 June.

Cash, Cheque, Money Order, Credit Card.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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Wildlife Policy Officer

Operating address: Natural Resources Centre
Ground Floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882041910
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