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  1. caliherp

    caliherp Well-Known Member

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    hello Aussie herp keepers. I was wondering about the legalities of keeping reptiles in Australia?
     
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    Legal to keep most species if you have the appropriate licence & experience.
     
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    caliherp Well-Known Member

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    Damn I feel luckey not to have limitations like this. The only herps i am not alloud to keep is of course certin c.i.t.e.s animals and non native venomus reptiles. Although im in the process of completeing my 1000 hours experince so i can keep non native vipers. I cant wait. Is it hard/expensive to get the proper licences in order for you guys to keep herps?
     
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    But it differs dramatically from state to state and zero exotics across the board. I assume you are moving here- to which state?
     
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    How did you assume that ?
     
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    How do you not?

    Otherwise what's the point of asking? :p
     
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    He might just be curious? :p


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    I not long got back from Orange County.. Love how you can take your reptiles for a walk there. They encourage taking them to petsmart, Some nice pets there you can all keep. Still our Pythons are best looking.
     
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    From reading his intro thread my guess is this is the likely scenario.
     
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    It's actually quite restrictive compared to the states.
    - Zero exotics at all, period. It's flat out illegal to possess an exotic animal
    - Venomous snakes require some significant licensing in nsw (and in most other states except tasmania from memory)
     
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    this is all we can keep in Tasmania
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    | width="50%" | Bassiana duperreyi
    | width="50%" | Three-lined skink
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    | width="50%" | Cyclodomorphus casuarinae
    | width="50%" | She-oak skink
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    | width="50%" | Egernia whitei
    | width="50%" | Whites skink
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    | width="50%" | Lampropholis delicata
    | width="50%" | Delicate skink
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    | width="50%" | Niveoscincus greeni
    | width="50%" | Northern snow skink
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    | width="50%" | N. metallicus
    | width="50%" | Metallic skink*
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    | width="50%" | N. microlepidotus
    | width="50%" | Southern snow skink
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    | width="50%" | N. ocellatus
    | width="50%" | Spotted skink*
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    | width="50%" | N. orocryptus
    | width="50%" | Mountain skink
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    | width="50%" | N. pretiosus
    | width="50%" | Tasmanian tree skink
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    | width="50%" | Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii
    | width="50%" | Southern grass skink
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    | width="50%" | Tiliqua nigrolutea
    | width="50%" | Blotched blue-tongue
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    | width="50%" | Tympanocryptis diemensis
    | width="50%" | Mountain dragon
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    | width="50%" | Austrelaps superbus
    | width="50%" | Copperhead snake
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    | width="50%" | Drysdalia coronoides
    | width="50%" | White-lipped snake
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    | width="50%" | Notechis ater
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    that must suck not having a selection mof snakes to get
     
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    No I'm not moveing to Australia. Although I would like to take an extended vacation there. I love your native reptiles. I was just curios about the laws because, I saw a lot of threads about Australian native reptiles but not to much about non native.

    It must be hard to see all the diffrent types of reptiles and not to be able to keep them. Unles you jump through some major hoops. I'm sorry if I come off sounding like I'm rubbing my gift(the keeping of non native herps) in, I have taken it for granted for so long. I'd hate not being able to keep non natives.

    I can't argue with you about Australia haveing the best pythons, and some of the best geckos as well.
     
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    well some exotics are nice i dont really care that i cant keep them mainly because like you say we have the best, and im in nsw so our laws are pretty good here and we have a good species list imo , those hoops you speak of pretty much involve having your own zoo as far as i know so not many people can legally have them
     
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    I would love to be able to keep some of the snow skinks and garden skinks here!
     
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    would you give up all your other herps though?
     
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    Although im in the process of completeing my 1000 hours experince so i can keep non native vipers. I cant wait.,,,,, Does this sound like someone who is leaving the states? geees you guys would make lousy detectives !
     
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    I wouldent give my animals for the world. They are my pride and joys. I have worked far to hard to to build my collection to give it up.
     
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    Apply for license online, 5 mins.
    100 bucks in QLD!
    Then search for breeders in here and buy what you fancy. No experience required on my QLD license. Dead easy!!



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    No I guess I wouldn't. We can actually keep them here I just can't actually get any.

    Very few , if any people have them on license on the mainland.
     
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