Fauna Causing Damage Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take protected fauna which is causing, or is likely to cause, impact or potential impact on public health, economic damage, biodiversity damage or an impact or potential impact on biosecurity. To take means to kill, capture or harm. Fauna means any animal indigenous to Australia, and any animal that periodically migrates to and lives in Australia and includes any animal declared to be fauna by the Agency. Protected fauna is fauna which cannot be taken without a licence.

Your licence will specify the number and species of animal you may take, the area where the animals may be taken, who may take the animals, and the manner in which the animals may be taken.

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.


If your licence relates to kangaroos this may allow you to undertake preliminary processing in the field of kangaroos.

There may be other exemptions.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • submit the application form
  • pay the licence fee
  • comply with any additional provisions outlined by the Agency.

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


As indicated on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $95.00 New application and licence fee.
Renew Renewal All $60.00 Renewal application and licence fee.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Fauna Causing Damage Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Parks and Wildlife Service

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:

Wildlife Licensing Section

Parks and Wildlife Service

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Operating address: Technology Park, Western Precinct
17 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, Western Australia 6151
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 30
Bentley DC, Western Australia 6983
Phone: 08 9219 9831
Email: wildlifelicensing@dbca.wa.gov.au
Website: Parks and Wildlife Service (Opens in new window)