You will require this licence if you intend to keep or breed birds in captivity for hobby purposes. There are two classes of licence:
- avicultural licence
- advanced avicultural licence.
An avicultural licence is required to keep relatively common and easy to keep birds. An advanced avicultural licence is required to keep birds that are difficult to keep and breed or are uncommon or threatened in the wild.
An alternative permit may be required to keep certain exotic species of birds which are agricultural pests. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information on this licence and on which species are common or threatened.