You will require this permit if you wish to keep, sell, import, or release a pest animal in Victoria.
This does not apply to a pest animal that is kept for medical, veterinary or biological research purposes, under the authority of a licence issued under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.
Pest animals are non-native (introduced) species that are, or could become established in the wild, and threaten the environment, human health or farms.
The Agency may declare a particular species of animal to be a pest animal if it the poses a threat to the environment or health.
Animals that have been declared to be pest animals include:
- Asian black-spined toad;
- Cane toad;
- European hare;
- Goat (feral or wild only);
- European rabbit (feral or wild only);
- Red fox;
- Smooth newt; and
- Wild dog or dingo-dog hybrid (feral or wild only).
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.