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Native animal keeping licence (post 22 August 2020)

Movement advices between Native animal licences and RWLs/CWLs

Existing RWLs and Commercial Wildlife Licences (CWLs) will remain valid until they expire. This means that until 2025, the movement of native wildlife in Queensland will occur across both the old and new licensing systems.

When people buy and sell animals, they may move animals from old licence types to new licences, or vice versa, each of which require different reporting and record keeping obligations for the sale and movement of animals.

Standard, Specialised and Advanced licence holders are no longer required to provide or fill out movement advices. Instead they can record the sale in their online record book (or paper equivalent), which holds the relevant information about which animals they have bought and sold.

Existing RWL and CWL holders must continue to complete movement advices, even if they buy/sell/trade with native animal keeping licence holders. In cases where the movement advice is only required by one party to the trade, the movement advice will be used slightly differently.

What type of movement advice do I need?

The following table explains the movement advice and record keeping requirements for holders of RWLs, CWLs and Native animal keeping licences.

Buyer/Receiver

Seller/Sender

Receiver holds a Native animal keeping licence (Standard/Specialised/Advanced)

Receiver holds a Recreational/Commercial Wildlife Licence and is an Online Services user

Receiver holds a Recreational/Commercial Wildlife Licence holder but is not a registered Online Services User

Sender holds a Native animal keeping licence (Standard/Specialised/Advanced)

No movement advice required – Movement recorded in online record book/paper record book

Receiver completes Parts 2-3 of online movement advice, Sender records movement in online record book/paper record book

Receiver completes Parts 2-3 of online movement advice, Sender records movement in online record book/paper record book

Sender holds a  Recreational/Commercial Wildlife Licence and is an Online Services user

Sender completes Parts 1, 2 and 4 of online movement advice, Receiver records movement in online record book/paper record book

Online movement advice can be used in Online Services

All four parts of paper movement advice required

Sender holds a Recreational/Commercial Wildlife Licence holder but is not a registered Online Services user

Sender completes Parts 1, 2 and 4 of online movement advice, Receiver records movement in online record book/paper record book

All four parts of paper movement advice required

All four parts of paper movement advice required

In this guide:

  1. Native animal keeping licence options
  2. How to apply
  3. Movement advices between Native animal licences and RWLs/CWLs
  4. Species information
  5. Species licence search
  6. Online reporting requirements
  7. Animal breeding restrictions
  8. Taking native animals from the wild
  9. Keeping dangerous snakes
  10. General animal authorisations for individuals, businesses and entities
  11. Common assessment method changes
  12. Changes to other animal licences and permits

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