If you hold a Native Animal Keeper Licence you must keep records.
The electronic native animal keeper record book, or e-book, is an easy-to-use web-based record book.
It is a condition of your licence to keep your native animal records up-to-date. This includes records of:
- native animals you own
- details of how you acquired and disposed of them
- breeding events
- deaths or escapes.
These records help us keep track of the supply chain and ensure that captive-bred animals, and not animals taken from the wild, are being bought and sold.
If you don't have access to a computer you can complete a paper record.
Maintain and lodge your records
Keeping and lodging accurate records is a condition of your licence, even if you have no native animals or there has been no change in the number or type of animals you hold since you last lodged your records.
Your e-book records must be lodged with the Wildlife Team in April each year for the previous 12 months (April to March).
E-book lodgements open on 1 April each year.
You can enter records at any time but you cannot lodge records before 1 April. Late lodgements (after 30 April) may result in a penalty.
Simple instructions on how to use e-book are usually at the top of each screen.