- You must have a commercial purposes licence to own, sell, or otherwise dispose of, the products of partly protected or protected wildlife.
- If your application is successful, you get a commercial purposes licence in your name and return documents for each quarterly period with instructions on how to lodge.
- A commercial purposes 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.
About applying for a wildlife commercial purposes licence
A commercial purposes licence allows you to:
- own the products of partly protected wildlife or of protected wildlife, listed on the licence, and
- sell or otherwise dispose of the products of wildlife, listed on the licence, to a person, or a class of persons, listed on the licence.
Species that can be owned or sold under a commercial purposes 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
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What you need to apply
You must visit a service centre and provide:
- a completed application form (PDF, 236KB)
- a game harvester skill set accreditation certificate (if applicable)
- pay a fee.
Can I apply?
If the commercial purpose includes the sale of game animal carcasses, you must hold a game harvester skill set accreditation.
If the commercial purpose is for the sale of skins or fur only then this is not needed.
Proving your identity
You do not need to prove your identity.
How much it costs
Commercial purposes licence
Commercial wildlife traders licence
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.