Permit to Take Protected Animals - South Australia

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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.

Duration

One year

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fee information is on the attached form.

Transfer

This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

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).

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

Department for Environment and Water

South Australia
Operating address: Ground Floor
81 - 95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1782
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8124 4972
Email: dewfaunapermitsunit@sa.gov.au