How do I cancel my wildlife licence?

Licensees who no longer wish to keep native animals they have obtained a licence for must submit a cancellation form.

Class 1 native animal keepers licence cancellation

Submit a Licence not required form (PDF 99KB) by post, fax or email and post your Animal Keepers' Record Book indicating the method of disposal of the animal collection. The licence will then be cancelled.

Companion animal keepers licence cancellation

If renewal of licence is no longer required, complete page 2 of the Companion Native Animal Keepers Licence Renewal Form (PDF 581KB).

Are you aware of upcoming changes to wildlife licensing?

The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 is scheduled to commence from 25 August 2017.

Existing wildlife licence classes, conditions and fees will remain in place after the Act begins.

Proposed changes to wildlife licensing under the new Act will be exhibited for public comment in the second half of 2017. These changes are expected to be taken up during 2018.

Learn more about the wildlife licensing reforms.