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 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. 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.

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:

  • 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. Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


As specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

New application and licence fee:

  • Bird banding - $15.00
  • Other than bird banding - $175.00.
Renew Renewal All

Renewal application and licence fee:

  • Bird banding - $15.00
  • Other than bird banding - $80.00.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Wildlife Licensing System (Online) (Opens in new window)

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)