they're considered a pest in nsw so technically illegal to collect and keep with out permission from the appropriate authority. happy to source them for you, they're everywhere here on the sunny coast and even more prolific in Gladstone qld. they're not on the pest list here nor the protected species list so fair game in qld. I posted recent legislation for all states on crazy nuts ahg post not to long ago
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Legislative restrictions for H. frenatus
In New South Wales, H. frenatus is listed as a Category 2 Non-Indigenous Animal under the
Non-Indigenous Animals Regulation 1997. A Category 2 animal is a ‘species of high pest
potential or of significant conservation value’ (New South Wales State Government, 2006).
In Victoria, H. frenatus is listed as a Category 3a species of Regulated Pest Animals under the
Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994. H. frenatuscan be kept for certain reasons with a
permit (State of Victoria Department of Primary Industries, 2007).
H. frenatus is a Class 2 declared pest in South Australia under the Natural Resources
Management Act 2004(South Australian Government Gazette, 2005).
In Western Australia, H. frenatus is a Declared Animal under the Agriculture and Related
Resources Protection Act 1976(Department of Agriculture and Food WA, 2008).
In the Northern Territory, H. frenatus is not listed as a declared feral species under the
Territory Parks and Conservation Act 2001, nor is it considered a pest (Northern Territory
In the ACT, H. frenatus is a protected species under the Nature Conservation Act 1980, as it
is not listed as an exempt animal nor is it listed as a Pest Animal under the Pest Plants and
Animals Act 2005(Department of Territory and Municipal Services, 2006).
In Tasmania, H. frenatus cannot be imported as there is no authority for it under the Animal
Health Act 1995(Department of Primary Industries and Water, 2008).
In Queensland, H. frenatus is not a declared pest under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock
Route Management) Act2002.
might need to double check as we all know legislations change more than one changes their underwear