Fauna Taking (Scientific or Other Purposes) Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take fauna for scientific or other purposes. These purposes include education, research, conservation, art and hobby. Fauna means 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.

Your licence may specify provisions such as where, when and by what method you may take fauna, as well as how many of which species you may tag.

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 licence you must:

  • be sufficiently experienced and trained
  • have a satisfactory research programme
  • propose a method or means of capturing and marking fauna which is satisfactory to the Agency
  • submit any required forms
  • pay any required fee
  • comply with any additional provisions outlined by the Agency.

You may also require a banding authority under the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application fees:

  • bird banding - $15.00
  • other than bird banding - $145.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All -

Licence fees:

  • bird banding - $0.00
  • other than bird banding - $30.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal fees:

  • bird banding - $15.00
  • other than bird banding - $50.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $35.00

Application to amend licence. Fees for 2023-24


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.