Herpetofauna Permits

​​​​​To take and possess Tasmanian native reptiles and amphibians you must agree to abide by the Code of Practice for Herpetology (See Herpetology in Tasmania - Code of Practice) and hold a permit authorising you to do so. There are several different permit types available, they include:​

  • Special Purposes Wildlife Permit for Herpetofauna;
  • Herpetofauna Educational Facility Permit; and
  • Herpetofauna Educational Display Authorisation.

Note: Permits are valid for a maximum of one year. All permits expire on 30 June of each year.

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Special Purposes W​​ildlife Permit ​​​for ​​Herpetofauna

A Special Purposes Wild​life Permit for Herpetofauna authorises the collection and keeping of Tasmanian reptiles and amphibians.

How do​ I a​​​​​pply?

Complete the Special Purposes Wildlife Permit for Herpetofauna Application Form to apply for a permit to keep Tasmanian reptiles and amphibians.​

 Special Purposes Wildlife Permit for Herpetofauna Application Form 


Keep and Display Herpetofauna at an ​​​Educational Fa​​​cility 

A Herpetofauna Educational Fa​cility Permit authorises the collection and keeping of Tasmanian reptiles and amphibians at an educational facility for educational purposes. A specified employee of the facility is permitted to keep wildlife onsite, as well as at their private address.

This permit does not authorise the possession of snakes.

How do I ​​​a​​​​​pply?

Complete the Keep and Dsipaly Herpetofauna at an Educational Facility Application Form to apply for a permit to keep Tasmanian reptiles and amphibians.

A fee is payable.​


 Keep and Display Herpetofauna at an Educational Facility Application Form (PDF 268Kb)


Keeping and Displaying Herpetofauna for a Business 

A Herpetofauna Educational Display Authorisation authorises a business to keep and display Tasmanian reptiles and amphibians for the purpose of educational display. This permit may also authorise the possession and display of specific species of restricted (special purpose) wildlife that have been legally imported into Tasmania.

​​How d​​o I apply?

Complete the Keeping and Displaying Herpetofauna - For a Business Application Form to apply for a permit to keep and display authorised reptiles and amphibians.

A fee is payable.



 Keeping and Displaying Herpetofauna – For a Business Application Form (PDF 240Kb)​



​Please contact Wildlife Services to discuss your application.​


Contact

Wildlife Services
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Email: Wildlife.Reception@nre.tas.gov.au