Licence to Take Fauna for Scientific Purposes - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to take fauna for scientific purposes. This includes capturing, collecting, disturbance or study of fauna. This licence is also required if you intend to carry out fauna surveys. 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 manner in which the fauna may be disposed of.

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.

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.

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


As indicated on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $100.00


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

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 WA

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 WA

Approval time

Please allow 20 working days for complete and correct applications to be processed.

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.

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
Website: Parks and Wildlife Service (Opens in new window)