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 1974 to the owner or occupier of a property, or another person authorised under the Occupier’s licence, to harm the native animals responsible.

How to apply

  1. Contact your local your local NPWS office.
  2. 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.

  3. Complete the application form.

  4. Lodge the application with your local NPWS office.

More information


Contact the Wildlife Licensing Team

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Page last updated: 03 May 2016