Specialist Fauna Dealer Permit - South Australia


A Specialist Fauna Dealer Permit entitles the holder to trade in species that are vulnerable, rare or endangered after they have held them for a period of 7 days; if they intend to trade the animal before 7 days has expired they must obtain a clearance from the Fauna Permit Unit to sell sooner.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must demonstrate considerable expertise or experience in their husbandry. If the animal is potentially threatening to the public, the ability of the applicant to house and care for the animals appropriately is assessed when their application is considered.


Permits expire on 30 June annually.


2019-2020 fees:
$1200 Permit fee
$226 Permit fee - each additional premises.

Cash, Cheque, Money Order, Credit Card.

Act(s) name

National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 South Australia

Additional information

  • Two written references
  • Photographs of caging to be used
  • Photo ID

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

Operating address: 81-95 Waymouth St
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1782
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0881244972
Fax: 0881155594
Email: dewnrfaunapermitsunit@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/About_Us/Contact_us (Opens in new window)