Special Authority - Tasmania


You will need this special authority if you intend to import an animal, restricted material or infected animal material into Tasmania not authorised by a general permit. A general authority authorises the importation of certain types of animals or restricted material into Tasmania.

It is strongly recommended that you contact the agency for more information on import requirements before importing any animals or restricted materials into Tasmania.

Service type


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.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with conditions specified in the Special Authority. Conditions that may relate to matters such as:

  • inspection, testing and treatment
  • isolation
  • quarantine
  • certification of identity, health status, travel arrangements or history
  • purpose of importation
  • risk of disease.


Up to 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $42.50

Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Animal Health Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Health Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Biosecurity Tasmania

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.