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Moving wildlife

Much of Queensland's native wildlife is protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. This legislation provides for a licensing system to help protect native wildlife from over exploitation and to ensure wild populations of plants and animals are protected. Anyone who intends to take, use or keep native plants and animals should be familiar with Queensland's wildlife laws and regulations.

Moving both native and exotic wildlife is regulated under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to protect conservation values and to monitor trade in wildlife.

You may need special documentation to move wildlife within, into or out of the state. This may be required in addition to other licences or permits that allow commercial or recreational uses.

Last reviewed
8 April 2016
Last updated
14 June 2011