Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility Permit - South Australia

Description

You will need this permit if you intend to establish a wildlife rehabilitation facility for protected animals. Wildlife rehabilitation includes:

  • the capture and handling of animals
  • the treatment or euthanasia of sick or injured animals
  • the release of rehabilitated animals.

This permit allows you to keep wild protected animals of an exempt, basic, or specialist species that are injured, sick or orphaned, for the purpose of rehabilitation (at one or more facilities as specified in the permit). You do not require a permit to rescue or rehabilitate unprotected animals.

Exempt species are very common in captivity and/or their natural habitat and do not ordinarily require a permit to keep. Basic species are common in captivity and/or their natural habitat, and listed in the legislation.  Specialist species are unlisted, though may be difficult to keep, threatened or rare.

Permit holders must comply with the permit conditions and requirements of the regulations.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You must demonstrate experience in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild animals, and of the requirements of keeping and caring for wild animals, relevant to the species to which the permit pertains.

You must maintain public liability insurance to cover you for any risks arising from activities under this permit.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must maintain a protected animal's record book and submit an annual fauna stock return 14 days after the expiry of your permit.

Duration

One year

Expiry

30 June

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All No fees apply.

Application process

Apply

You must submit the completed application form along with two written references in support of your application, photos or diagrams demonstrating how the rescued animals are to be kept during rehabilitation, and evidence of an animal release plan. A site inspection may be included as part of the application process.

Transfer

Permits are not transferable.

Additional information

Exempt species are animals that are very common in captivity and/or their natural habitat and do not ordinarily require a permit to keep. Basic species are common in captivity and/or their natural habitat, and listed in the legislation. Specialist species are unlisted and may be difficult to keep, threatened or rare.

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