Fauna Taking (Biological Assessment) Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take or disturb fauna for biological assessment purposes. This includes capturing, collecting, release or study of fauna. 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. The licence may specify the greatest number of each or any species that may be taken, held or disposed of; the parts of the State in which the fauna may be taken, held or released; and the person or bodies to whom the fauna may be transferred or the way the fauna may be disposed of.

This licence will not be granted to you if you are seeking to take fauna for a bioprospecting activity.

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.


There may be an exemption. Please contact the Contact Officer for further information.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • declare any previous convictions relating to wildlife
  • provide details of your proposed project
  • provide your Animal Ethics Approval Number (if applicable)
  • specify the species and numbers of fauna to be kept or captured
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees
  • comply with any additional provisions outlined by the Agency.

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


As specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00 New application and licence fee.
Renew Renewal All $110.00 Renewal application and licence fee.

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)