Key info

  • You must have a commercial wildlife traders licence to buy, receive or own products of wildlife, or own, sell and otherwise dispose of products of wildlife.
  • If your application is successful, you get a commercial wildlife traders licence in your name, return documents for each quarterly period with instructions on how to lodge, and a royalty payment form.
  • A commercial wildlife traders licence is valid between 1 January and 31 December.
  • If you want to continue to hold a licence, you must lodge a new application each year.
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    About applying for a commercial wildlife traders licence

    A commercial wildlife traders licence does not allow the taking of wildlife or products of wildlife. This includes the killing of wildlife for wildlife products or carrying out any operation to get a wildlife product.

    The holder of a commercial wildlife traders licence must pay a royalty fee of 0.2 fee units per animal before they can sell the whole animal or any parts from the deceased animal.

    Species that can be bought or sold under a commercial wildlife traders licence include:

    • Bennett's wallaby
    • Rufous wallaby
    • Brushtail possum
    • Forester kangaroo

    Other species are assessed on a case-by-case basis

    A new licence will not be granted if you have not submitted details for each quarter of your previous licence.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    You must visit a service centre and provide:

    To make a royalty payment, you must visit a service centre and provide:

    • a royalty payment form (sent out with the licence)
    • payment.

    Can I apply?

    Anyone who wants to trade in the products of wildlife can apply.

    Proving your identity

    You do not need to prove your identity.

    How much it costs

    Licence Full fee

    Commercial purposes licence

    $68

    Commercial wildlife traders licence

    $85

    You must pay a royalty payment fee of 0.2 fee units for each deceased animal whether the animal is whole or in parts. 0.2 fee units costs $0.34 until 30 June 2023

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

    Payment options

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    More Information

    Please visit Wildlife Management for more information on applying for a commercial wildlife traders licence.