Restrictions on Importing Fox and Fox Products

​​​The Department of Natural Resources & Environment reminds members of the public that a total ban remains in force for the importation of live foxes into Tasmania.

Restrictions also apply to the importation into Tasm​ania of unprocessed or untanned fox carcasses, fox parts and all fox products (including fox scats) as follows:

  • Fox carcasses, salted, dried or frozen fox skins, including untanned fox tails, any other untanned fox parts and fox scats may not be imported. Entry into Tasmania is prohibited under the Biosecurity Act 2019 (previously the now repealed Animal Hea​lth ​Act 1995​).

  • Fully tanned fox skins/pelts/products, including fully mounted foxes prepared by a taxidermist:
    No restrictions apply to the importation into Tasmania of these fully tanned fox products, but they must still be presented for biosecurity inspection upon arrival in Tasmania.
Failure to comply with the import requirements of the Biosecurity Act 2019 may result in an Infringement Notice being issued to the individual importer, with the fox parts or fox products being seized and destroyed.

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