Licences for property owners and developers
Licences to harm native animals on private property
Most people in the community encounter native animals in their daily lives. The majority of these interactions are positive and provide many opportunities for enjoyment and appreciation of our natural heritage. Inevitably though some interactions between people and native animals such as kangaroos, flying foxes, wombats, possums and magpies are not harmonious and may lead to serious conflict which can pose a legitimate threat to life or property or cause economic hardship.
The Department has an overarching policy on managing interactions with fauna that may impact on the community (ManageIntFaunaPolicy.pdf, 81KB). The policy establishes the principles for managing human and fauna interactions and refers to additional detailed information for key fauna species that are frequently the subject of these enquires.
Where possible the Office of Environment and Heritage seeks to resolve negative interactions using non-destructive methods. However, in some instances, a licence to harm individual animals may be required to mitigate the problem.
Licence to harm a threatened species, population or ecological community
This licence applies to a development or activity that is likely to harm a threatened species, population or ecological community or damage their habitat. Download an application form.
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Page last updated: 24 January 2013