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[top]Australian Capital Territory

[top]Issuing Body

ACT Environment and Conservation Bureau
GPO Box 1189
Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6299 2929
Fax: (02) 6297 8408
Email: colinkillick@npws.nsw.gov.au
Web: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/live/envi...reptile_policy


[top]New South Wales

[top]Licence Classes

[top]Class 1

A Class 1 licence authorises you to keep most of the common species that are easy to look after. A person with just a basic knowledge of the needs of reptiles should have no difficulty meeting the needs of these species.

Cost
The fee is $60 for a licence lasting up to two years, or $120 for up to five years.

Conditions
Anyone over the age of 10 years can get a Class 1 licence. If you're under the age of 16 years, you must have parental/guardian consent.

[top]Class 2

You'll need a Class 2 licence if you want to keep species that are difficult to keep, rare in the wild or dangerous venomous snakes. A person with a Class 2 licence can also keep Class 1 species.

Cost
The licence fee is $60 per year, $120 for two years or $240 for five years.

Conditions
The Class 2 licence is only available to people who are over the age of 18 years who have had at least two years experience in caring for Class 1 reptiles. Additional criteria need to be met before venomous species may be kept. The venomous snakes in this licence class are grouped into three sub-categories and the most dangerous species can be kept only by the more experienced keepers.

Other Details
People who hold a licence can obtain reptiles from other people who legally hold them, but they are not allowed to be sold through pet shops and must not be taken from the wild. Record of all animals must be submitted in April each year. The list of species that can be kept can be obtained at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/PDFs/reptile_licensing_outline.pdf

[top]Application Form

[top]Issuing Body

National Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 1967
Hurstville NSW 2220
Phone: (02) 9585 6537
Fax: (02) 9585 6401
Email: wildlife.licensing@npws.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/Reptile+keepers+licence


[top]Northern Territory

[top]Issuing Body

Parks and Wildlife Commission of The Northern Territory
PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831
Phone: (08) 8999 4795
Fax: (08) 8999 4524
Web: www.nt.gov.au/nreta/wildlife/permits/keep.html


[top]Queensland

[top]Issuing Body

Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM)
Courier or Registered Post:
Permit and Licence Management
Implementation and Support Unit
Department of Environment and Resource Management
Level 3, 400 George Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000
(Hours 8:30am - 4:30pm business days)

Web:
http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/services_...55&topic_id=78

For general enquiries call DERM on 13 74 68. A 5 year recreational snake keeping license costs $64.05, and the compulsory record keeping book with 20 pages costs $6.85. (A total of $70.90) for a book with 50 pages $16.90.The schedule of fees and the application form can be found at DERM website.

If keeping a snake on a recreational license you can not sell the snake for at least 6 months from receiving it.

[top]Regular post:
Permit and Licence Management
Implementation and Support Unit
Department of Environment and Resource Management
GPO Box 2454
Brisbane Queensland 4001
Phone: 13 QGOV - 13 74 68
Fax: (07) 3227 8749
Email: palm@derm.qld.gov.au



[top]South Australia

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[top]Licence Classes

[top]Exempt

A number of native animals are very common either in captivity or in their natural habitat. These animals are listed as Exempt.

There are no restrictions on the keeping or sale of native animals which are listed as Exempt. Animals listed as Exempt are fully protected and a permit is required to take any from the wild.

Exempt List: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/fil...imals_list.pdf

[top]Basic

Animals listed as Basic are common either in captivity or in their natural habitat, the keeping and selling of which has a minimal effect on naturally occurring populations. These animals are usually easy to keep in captivity.

A permit to keep and sell is required for animals listed as a Basic species. A permit is not required to keep one individual, however the sale or disposal of that individual animal would require a permit.

Animals listed as Basic are fully protected and a permit is required to take any from the wild.

Basic List: http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/fil...imals_list.pdf

[top]Specialist

Specialist species are those animals which are not generally kept in captivity, animals considered to be of high status as a result of illegal trading or demand from trade (eg Black-Cockatoos), animals which require special feeding or housing (eg Koalas or wombats), animals which are endangered in their natural environment (eg Golden Shouldered Parrot) and animals which require special expertise for handling and security (such as front fanged venomous snakes).

A Specialist Permit to keep and sell is required for animals listed as a Specialist species. To obtain a Specialist Permit, you may be required to prove you have the facilities, knowledge and experience to safely and properly care for the animal.

Animals listed as Specialist are fully protected and a permit is required to take any from the wild.

[top]Fauna Dealer Permits

Persons who trade (buy and sell) in Basic and Specialist species are required to obtain a Fauna Dealer's Permit.

Theholder of a Basic or Specialist permit to keep and sell must retain an animal for a period of 6 months prior to sale or that person must have bred the animal. The 6 month holding period is not applicable to fauna dealers. Fauna dealer's must retain the animals for a period of 7 days.

[top]Application Forms

Basic Keep and Sell Permit
Fauna Dealer's Permit
Specialist Permit

[top]Issuing Body

Department of Environment and Natural Resources/Wildlife Management
GPO Box 1782
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8124 4972
Fax: (08) 8124 4939
Web: www.environment.sa.gov.au/biodiversity/faunapermits/permit.html



[top]Tasmania


[top]Issuing Body

National Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 44A
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6233 8011
Fax: (03) 6233 3347
Email: kerryo@delm.tas.gov.au
Web: www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/FormPermits/BHAN-54B2E6?open

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[top]Victoria

[top]

[top]Issuing Body

Wildlife and Game Licensing Services
PO Box 500
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 136 186
Fax: (03) 9637 8475
Web: www.dse.vic.gov.au



[top]Western Australia

[top]

[top]Issuing Body

Department of Conservation and Land Management
Locked Bag 104
Bentley WA 6983
Phone: (08) 9334 0333
Fax: (08) 9334 0242
Email: normp@calm.wa.gov.au
Web: www.dec.wa.gov.au/animals/reptiles-as-pets/how-to-make-an-application.html




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