Emu farming and egg carving licences

Commercial activities that involve captive-sourced emus and emu eggs need a licence.

Emus are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 in New South Wales. Taking emus or emu eggs from the wild is illegal.

You need a licence to farm emus for their meat, skin, oil, eggs and feathers.

You also need a licence to obtain captive-sourced emu eggs to carve or decorate and sell.

If you want to keep captive-sourced emus as pets, you’ll need an animal keeper licence.

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