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Kangaroo Industry Permits

What permit do I need?

Different permits are required if you intend to sell or use the meat or skins from kangaroos that are harvested under quotas in South Australia:

  • Shoot and part-process kangaroos to human consumption grade in the field (kangaroo harvesting) 
  • On-process kangaroo carcasses into meat and related products (kangaroo meat processing)
  • Treat kangaroo skins or hides (tannery and skin processing).

Harvest kangaroos

To apply online for a kangaroo field processor (kangaroo harvester) permit in South Australia, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age 
  • have successfully completed the TAFE SA Wild Game Harvester Field Processing (Kangaroo) and Firearm Safety Training – Kangaroo Field Processing courses (or interstate equivalent). Refer to factsheet for contact information.
  • have a current SA Firearms Licence, Class B7
  • have your vehicle tray inspected to verify it meets the Australian Standard for Hygienic Production of Wild Game Meat for Human Consumption and obtain an accreditation number
  • present a form of photographic identity (e.g. driver’s licence)
  • attend an interview with DEW staff.  

For information on food safety accreditation, contact PIRSA Biosecurity Food Safety Program:
Phone: (08) 8429 0837
Email: pirsa.foodsafety@sa.gov.au.

For more information about the interview with DEW staff, and to arrange an interview, contact the Kangaroo Management Program office at kmp@sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8648 5318.

You can apply onlinefor the concession Class 13 permit (harvesting on one property only) or the full fee Class 14 permit (general harvesting). You will need to upload copies of your TAFE SA course completion records, firearms licence and driver’s licence, and your accreditation number issued by PIRSA Biosecurity Food Safety, to your permit application. 

Process kangaroo carcasses (kangaroo meat processor)

You can apply online for a Class 7 permit if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • present a form of photographic identity
  • attend an interview with DEW staff
  • meet PIRSA Biosecurity Food Safety and local government legislative requirements.

You will need to upload a copy of your accreditation issued by PIRSA Biosecurity Food Safety and photographic ID to the application form.

Treat kangaroo skins and hides (kangaroo tannery and skin)

You can apply online for a Class 8 permit if you:

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • present a form of photographic identity
  • attend an interview with DEW staff
  • meet Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and local government legislative requirements.

You will need to upload a copy of photographic ID to the application form.

What if I want to import or export kangaroo carcasses or skins into or out of the State?

Class 7 or 8 permit holders can apply online for a permit to import or export protected animals into or out of South Australia.

Class 13 and 14 Kangaroo Field Processors cannot apply for this permit type.

Permit holders must:

For more information regarding the regulation of the commercial kangaroo industry, refer to Kangaroo Conservation and Management.

Guidelines and forms

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