Commercial harvesting of protected animals
[Commercial harvesting of protected animals, including macropods]
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.
- Information sheet: Commercial wildlife harvesting licence - TAFE course
- Information sheet: Commercial wildlife harvesting licence - Firearms competency certification
- Information sheet: Commercial Wildlife Licence (Macropods)
- Information sheet: Commercial Wildlife Harvesting Licence (Macropods)
- Operational policy: Practical boundary interpretation for commercial crab fishery areas in Bowling Green Bay
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
- Dealer Return Book(s) and Movement Advice(s) Application
- Macropod Commercial Wildlife Licence Application for Dealers
- Application for Commercial Macropod Tag
- Application for Macropod Return Books, Movement Advices and Skin Templates
- Macropod Commerical Wildlife Harvesting Licence Application
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