Occupier licences to harm native animals on private property
If native animals are shown to be a threat to human safety, damaging property and/or causing economic hardship the NPWS may issue a licence under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to the owner or occupier of a property, or another person authorised under the Occupier’s licence, to harm the native animals responsible.
To apply for an 'occupier's' licence, the owner/occupier should download and complete the application form below and lodge it with your local NPWS office. Owner occupier's are encouraged to call their local office prior to lodging an application to discuss the nature and severity of the issue and any non-lethal measures that can be implemented to mitigate the problem.
To apply for a licence, download the most appropriate application form below, then lodge your application with your local NPWS office.
Documents to download
Application forms for Occupier's licence (general fauna).
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Page last updated: 24 January 2013