Wildlife Exhibition Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to keep wildlife for the purpose of exhibition or display. Wildlife includes Tasmanian protected animals and various species of imported animals. A list of wildlife can be obtained from the Agency.

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 this licence, you must satisfy the Agency that you are willing and able to comply with the relevant legislation and any accompanying Agency guidelines. The Agency may issue a wildlife exhibition licence to you if they are satisfied that:

  • the place where the exhibition will be kept is suitable for the purpose
  • the facilities and services that will be available for the care and treatment of the wildlife are satisfactory
  • the nature and construction of buildings and cages erected are suitable for that purpose
  • it is unlikely that wildlife will escape from that place
  • you will abide by the reporting guidelines with respect to the exhibition, movement, keeping of certain species, release or sale, feeding and shelter of, the wildlife involved.

In the case of an application for the licence by:

  • a body corporate, every director of the body corporate is a fit and proper person to be a director of a body corporate that keeps a wildlife exhibition and is otherwise of good character
  • individuals, the individuals are fit and proper persons to keep a wildlife exhibition and is otherwise of good character.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $85.00

Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All $85.00

Fees for 2022-23


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Requirements for Importing and Keeping Wildlife in Tasmania under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 2002 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2021 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Natural and Cultural Heritage

Wildlife Management Branch

Contact details

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