The Nature Conservation Act 1992 allows for the sustainable harvesting of a range of native species, including macropods. However, these species may only be taken during a harvest period declared for the species.
The Cunnamulla-Eulo Lizard Races is an annual event, occurring as part of the Cunnamulla-Eulo Festival of Opals. The Nature Conservation Act 1992 allows for the taking of certain lizards by the event organiser, under a recreational wildlife harvesting licence, for use in the race. These animals must then be returned to the place from where they are taken.
Guidelines and policies
Please read the information below to find out how to apply for a licence to carry out this type of activity. The information sheet includes details about fees.
You can also read the legislation online by visiting the Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.
The Nature Conservation (Macropod) Conservation Plan 2005 applies to the taking of macropods.
The Nature Conservation (Eulo Lizard Races) Conservation Plan 1995 applies to the taking and racing of lizards for the Eulo-Cunnamulla Festival of Opals.
Permits and approvals
To apply for this type of licence, you need to lodge a completed application form.