Pest Animal Permit - Victoria


You will need this permit 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 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
  • Wild dog or dingo-dog hybrid (feral or wild only).

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 permit, you must:

  • undertake to comply with any permit conditions
  • submit the required form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your permit may be subject to conditions, including:

  • sterilising the animals
  • keeping the animals securely
  • identifying the animals by implant or branding
  • limits on the number of animals you may bring into Victoria, keep, sell or release.


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Please consult the responsible agency for further information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Plants and Animals

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