Animal dealer licence

You must have an Animal Dealer (Kangaroo) Licence if you wish to buy or process kangaroo carcasses in New South Wales.

Animal dealers buy kangaroo carcasses from commercial harvesters and process them for sale. Kangaroo products may be sold in Australia or overseas.

Process

If you want to buy and process kangaroo carcasses for sale you will need to:

  • apply for an Animal Dealer (Kangaroo) Licence
  • register the chiller premises you plan to operate
  • apply to the NSW Food Authority to have your processing facilities inspected and approved.

Note: the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for authorising international export of meat products .

If you want to buy and process kangaroo skins for sale, please contact the Kangaroo Management Program Team to discuss applying for an animal dealer (kangaroo skin) licence.

Regulations

Animal dealers must only purchase kangaroo carcasses that have been tagged and harvested by a licenced commercial harvester.

Carcasses must be kept in chillers registered with the Department to enable inspections for compliance with tagging and weight limit requirements.

Animal Dealer (Kangaroo) applicants require processing facilities and chiller facilities authorised by the relevant state or territory food authority.

The animal dealer licence is valid from 1 January to 31 December each year.

Fees

The annual application fee for this licence type in 2019 is $5571 (Note: where a licence is granted on or after 1 July, 50% of the annual fee applies).

If your application for an Animal Dealer (Kangaroo) Licence is granted, you will need to register each of the chiller premises you plan to operate. The annual fee for the registration of each chiller premises is $390 (Note: where an annual registration is granted on or after 1 July 2019, 50% of the annual fee applies).

Licence conditions

All licences are granted with conditions. Under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act), it is an offence to contravene a condition of a licence.

Commercial animal dealer (kangaroo) and animal dealer (kangaroo skin) licences are granted on an annual basis and the conditions are subject to change.

View the conditions for licences to be granted in 2019.

Apply for a licence

Animal dealer licences are granted on a calendar year basis.

If you want to apply for a licence for the remainder of 2018, please contact the Kangaroo Management Program Team.

New options are available to dealers wishing to apply for a licence for the 2019 calendar year.

Online

Use the Wildlife Management System (WMS) to apply online for a 2019 animal dealer licence. You can also use WMS to apply online to register premises.

Information and guides about applying online can be found at Support and resources.

Apply online

By email or post

If you are unable to use the online system, you may also apply by downloading, completing and submitting the relevant 2019 application form by:

email: kangaroo.management@environment.nsw.gov.au
post: Kangaroo Management Program, Reply Paid 2111, Dubbo NSW 2830