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Commercial harvesting of protected animals

General information

Commercial harvesting of animals involves the taking of animals from the wild for a commercial purpose. The Nature Conservation Act 1992 allows for the commercial harvesting of a range of protected animals. The most significant ecologically sustainable use program in Queensland is the commercial macropod-harvesting program.

If you intend to take protected animals for bioprospecting purposes, you also need a commercial wildlife harvesting licence.

Guidelines and policies

Please read the information below to find out how to apply for a licence to carry out this type of activity.

You can also read the legislation online by visiting the Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.

Permits and approvals

To apply for this type of licence, you need to lodge a completed application form.

If you intend to apply for a commercial wildlife harvesting licence for macropods, you will need to complete an approved course of training and pass a firearms competency test prior to submitting your application.

Forms and fees

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Last updated
11 July 2014