Recreational wildlife licence
As the holder of a RWL you have a number of responsibilities.
You are required to keep your animal in a way that protects the animal’s welfare and minimises its likelihood of escape. You should adhere to the following codes of practice:
- Code of practice—Aviculture (PDF, 105KB)
- Code of practice—Captive reptile and amphibian husbandry (PDF, 280KB)
You will need to obtain a movement advice or movement permit when you sell, buy, give away, or otherwise move your wildlife.
Reporting on your activity
You will also be required to keep an up-to-date record on your permit activity by maintaining a wildlife record book. You must make the record book available as when requested by an officer from the Department of Environment and Science.
Ordering record books
Each record book can be used to record details about multiple animals, however only one species of animal can be recorded per page (each page is an individual Wildlife Record Form). Multipage record books are available for purchase or you can download a single page wildlife record form.
- To purchase a 20 page record book or 50 page record book phone 1300 130 372 (Option 4)
- Download a single wildlife record form (PDF, 800KB) for free.
The specific requirements for maintaining a record book can be found in the Information sheet—recreational wildlife licence (PDF, 133KB). Alternatively, you can email the Connect Help Desk or phone 1300 130 372 (Option 4).
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