From 22 August 2020, Macropod Harvesting Licences are available for a one or three-year term.
The fee for a one-year licence is $83.35 for the 2023 harvest period and the three-year licence fee is $248.50 for the 2023 harvest period.
Whilst a harvest licence may now cover a one or three-year period, harvest tags remain specific to a harvest period (printed on the tag, for one year only).
Apply for a macropod harvesting licence
You must have a Macropod Harvesting Licence to harvest macropods in Queensland.
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has an online digital platform for managing environmental services and transactions. Macropod harvesters can apply for permits, submit returns and order macropod tags on Macropods Online. Find out more information about Macropods Online.
Prior to submitting a licence application, you must complete an approved training course and pass an approved shooting test.
You cannot harvest macropods in protected areas, such as national parks, state forests or public roads.
- Application—Macropod Harvesting Licence
- Information sheet—Macropod Harvesting Licence
- Information sheet—TAFE Course
- Humane Shooting Test Target
- Certification—Approved shooting test
- Form—Change of Details for Macropod Harvesting Licence
- Form—Landholder Consent Template – 2023
- Form—Landholder Consent Template – 2022
Apply for a commercial macropod licence
You must have a Commercial Macropod Licence (dealer) if you want to buy and process macropods.
The department has an online digital platform for managing environmental services and transactions. Macropod dealers can apply for permits and nominate a Person in Charge on Macropods Online.
There are three types of licences available, depending on the activity to be conducted. These include:
Allows macropod carcasses and skins to be purchased from licensed Queensland harvesters at a licensed premises (it does not allow processing of carcasses, meat or skins).
Allows macropod meat to be processed.
Allows macropod skins to be processed.
For more information on Macropods Online please contact the Macropod Management Unit:
Phone: 07 4530 1254