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Anyone wishing to transport protected animals (including the carcass or the egg of a protected animal) in or out of South Australia must hold an Import or Export Permit.

It is through these permits that we are able to track fauna and make sure that animals are being legally obtained and traded.

Import Permits

Every protected animal brought into the state must be approved and a permit issued before it is consigned. There are several reasons for this:

  • disease prevention
  • genetic integrity
  • its potential to be a pest
  • animal welfare
  • ensuring animals have been legally acquired.

There is no charge for Import Permits and they are valid for 1 month.

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Export Permits

Every protected animal taken out of the state must be approved and a permit issued before it is consigned.

Individual Export Permits are required for each consignment. When an application for an Export Permit is made, checks may be made to make sure the animal was legally obtained.

There is no charge for Export Permits and they are valid for 1 month.

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Import and Export Permits for businesses

Holders of a Fauna Dealer Permit, Kangaroo Processor Permit or Tannery Permit may be issued a permit for multiple consignments.

Generally, permits to trade in live protected animals are valid for 1 month. Permits to import/export kangaroo products (carcasses and skins) may be granted for a period of up to 3 months.

Overseas export

If you wish to export wildlife and wildlife products overseas, visit the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities website for further information.

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