Fauna Causing Damage Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to take (kill, capture or harm) protected fauna which is causing, or is likely to cause, an impact or potential impact on public health, economic damage, biodiversity damage or an impact or potential impact on biosecurity.

Fauna is any animal native 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
  • area where the animals may be taken
  • who may take the animals
  • manner in which the animals may be taken.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $65.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $30.00

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $30.00

Fees for 2021-22

Vary Variation All $35.00

Application to amend licence. Fees for 2021-22


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

Western Australia
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)