Commercial trade in native frogs and tadpoles is prohibited in NSW. Pet shops are not allowed to buy or sell frogs or tadpoles or even to have them on their premises. You’ll need to buy your native frog from a licensed frog keeper.
It’s a good idea to join a frog group (herpetological society) to meet other frog keepers and find out how to care for your pet.
Choose a frog you want to keep from the NSW Native Animal Keepers’ Species List.
You'll need to get a biodiversity conservation licence granted under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to keep a native frog as a pet.
Which type of biodiversity conservation licence you get will depend on how many frogs you want to keep and what type of frog you want to keep. Work out which licence you need.