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.
You will not need this permit to take unprotected animals. However, you will need a separate permit to take Galahs or Little Corellas.
You will need a separate permit if you want to keep, sell or give, or display the protected animal.