To import native animals across state borders, you need a licence to transport animals interstate. Fees apply.
Australia has strict quarantine regulations so there are stringent restrictions on importing live exotic wildlife (that is, non-native species). Only species on the live import list are allowed. Some may also need a CITES permit.
Licences are issued by the Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities. However, you may also require permits from other government departments.
Exporting native species outside Australia to another country for commercial purposes is prohibited. Exporting for educational, research and exhibition purposes is possible under special permit.
Reporting illegal trade
Catch a criminal: Report illegal trading in native wildlife to the Federal Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water Population and Communities.
By phone: (02) 6274 1801
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org