Fauna Possessing (Pet Keeper's) Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to keep fauna such as birds, reptiles and / or amphibians in captivity for hobby purposes.

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.

You may be able to place fauna on display if specified on the licence. This licence may be given, transferred or surrendered to another individual depending on their licence or qualifications.

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 at least 18 years of age
  • provide details of any relevant convictions relating to wildlife.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application fees:

  • standard licence - $30.00
  • advanced licence - $40.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal fees:

  • standard licence - $30.00
  • advanced licence - $40.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $10.00

Application for Fauna Transfer Authority. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $35.00

Application to amend licence. Fees for 2023-24

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.