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Key info

  • You can apply for a permit to export wildlife or products of wildlife from Tasmania.
  • You must have a permit before any wildlife or wildlife products can be collected for shipment.
  • If the application is for scientific or educational purposes, you must lodge it directly with Wildlife Management by email or post.
  • If your application is for any other reason, you must visit a service centre with your application and pay a fee.
    Find a Service Centrebutton_linkApply for an export permit for wildlife at your nearest Service Tasmania service centreTasmanian Government - Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania Logo

    About applying for an export permit for wildlife

    There are 2 types of wildlife exports:

    • live animals, usually as pets or for exhibition in wildlife parks and zoos, and
    • products of wildlife, including meat, fur and skins.

    Due to the disruptions to travel caused by COVID-19, a permit may be issued for up to 3 months. If you would like to export wildlife more than once, and on different dates, you must lodge a new application each time.

    Before you apply for a permit, it is a good idea to contact the state or territory you want to export to, and ask about the requirements for importing into that state or territory.

    How to apply

    Service CentreEmailPost
    Find your nearest Service Centrewildlife.services@nre.tas.gov.auWildlife Services
    GPO Box 44
    Hobart, TAS 7001

    What you need to apply

    To apply for scientific or educational purposes, you must:

    To apply for any other reason, you must:

    Can I apply?

    Anyone can apply.

    Proving your identity

    You do not need to prove your identity.

    How much it costs

    The export fee is $17 or $3.40 per animal, whichever is greater. This includes wildlife that is living and:

    • partly protected
    • protected
    • specially protected.

    In other cases (for example, non-living animals) the fee is $17.

    Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

    Payment options

    Service CentreCash IconCheque IconMoney Order IconDebit and EFTPOS IconVisa LogoMasterCard Logo

    More Information

    • Please allow up to 15 business days for processing your application.

    Please visit Wildlife Management for more information on applying for a permit for an export permit for wildlife.