You will require this permit if you intend 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).
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.