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Prescribed Animal Farming Registration - Tasmania


You will need this registration if you intend to farm prescribed animals. At present, the only prescribed animals are emus. Farming includes the:

  • sale or other disposal of the animal while it is alive
  • slaughtering and sale or other disposal of the slaughtered animal
  • harvesting of the animal or the products of the animal and the sale or other disposal of the harvested animal or products.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for registration you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • ensure your area / premises is suitable for farming emus.


Up to five years unless surrendered or cancelled


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $338.20

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Animal Farming (Registration) Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Farming (Registration) Regulations 2015 Tasmania

Lodgement process


You will need to lodge an application to renew your registrations at least 90 days before your registration expires.

Approval time

90 business days

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.