Cane Toads - Non-viable (Preserved)

​The importation of live cane toads (Bufo marinus) is prohibited under section 32 of the Nature Conservation Act 2002.


  • Cane toad - means an amphibian of the species Bufo marinus.
  • Wildlife Management Branch - means the Wildlife Management Branch of the Resource Management and Conservation Division of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment in Tasmania.
  • Possession permit - means a permit issued under Section 18 of the Wildlife Regulations 1999.
The following conditions apply for the importation of preserved cane toads into Tasmania:
  • The cane toads must be dead; and
  • The importer must have a possession permit from the Wildlife Management Branch; and
  • Copies of the possession permit must be attached to at least one container in each shipment; and
  • The importer must observe all conditions set by the Wildlife Management Branch permit.

For further information:


Wildlife Services
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305