Snake Catcher's Permit - South Australia


You must have a Wildlife Management (Controller) Permit to remove snakes from commercial and residential homes and backyards.
This permit is required whether or not for commercial gain.

If you intend to keep or sell a snake after catching it a keep and sell permit is required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

  • Have held a specialist keep and sell permit endorsed to keep venomous snakes (category 2); or
  • Attended 10 call outs with a licensed wildlife controller and completed a log book; and
  • Have secure facilities for housing any captured venomous snakes
  • Have security arrangements in place for the housing and transportation of venomous snakes
  • Hold a current first aid certificate
  • Provide documentation for any training in capturing and handling venomous snakes.


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.

Act(s) name

National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

National Parks and Wildlife (Wildlife) Regulations 2019 South Australia

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Fauna Permit Unit

Operating address: 81-95 Waymouth St
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1782
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0881244972
Fax: 0881155594
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