Wildlife Management (Controller) Permit - Possums - South Australia


You will need this permit if you want to operate as a wildlife or native pest controller of possums on an ongoing basis. This permit will enable you to legally catch and release possums from commercial and residential locations where the animals are causing or may cause environmental damage or a safety risk.

Please consult with the agency to gain authorisation for any ongoing wildlife management and control service for other species.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for this permit.

You must operate in accordance with permit conditions, the legislation, and the Possum Guidelines.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must:

  • submit a report within 14 days of the expiry of your permit.
  • maintain public liability insurance to cover any risks associated with activities authorised under the permit.
  • hold a first aid certificate for the duration of your permit if you intend to handle dangerous or biologically hazardous animals under the permit.
  • be vaccinated if you intend to handle dangerous animals, or animals that constitute a biological hazard, under the permit.


Up to 12 months


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $81.50 Permit fee.
Apply Application All $40.75 Half year fee.

Application process


You must complete the application form and submit it to the agency.


This permit is not transferable.

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

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