Registration of Prescribed Animal Farmers - Tasmania


You will require this registration if you intend to farm prescribed animals. At present, emus are the only prescribed animals listed in the regulations.

Activities that are regulated include breeding and rearing animals at farms and other breeding establishments, operating animal shelters and keeping, exhibiting and transporting the animals.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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; and
  • Pay any required fees.

You may be required to demonstrate that the area and premises at which you propose to farm prescribed animals is suitable.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to five years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $307.80


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration of Prescribed Animal Farmer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Animal Farming (Registration) Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Animal Farming (Registration) Regulations 2015 Tasmania

Application process


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

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Animal Industry Analyst, Animal Industries

Animal Biosecurity and Welfare

Biosecurity Tasmania

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: Rundle Road
Tasmania 7310
Phone: 03 6421 5120
Fax: 03 6424 5142