Trading in native animals

Activities involving the commercial trade of native animals or the movement of native animals across the state border need a licence.

Native animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 in New South Wales.

You need a licence to buy, sell or trade live native animals on a commercial basis.

You also need a licence to import almost all protected native animals into New South Wales or export them from the State.

If you want to keep native animals as pets, you'll need an animal keeper licence.