How do I get a wildlife licence application?

You can get a licence from National Parks and Wildlife Service.

For more information, contact Environment Line.
By phone: 1300 361 967
By email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au

You'll need a licence for:

  • keeping native animals as pets
  • trading in native animals or plants
  • handling or keeping reptiles
  • carrying out research into protected fauna and flora
  • moving native animals across state and territory borders.

View all wildlife licence requirements

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.