Wildlife Imports

​​​​​​The private keeping of any imported wildlife other than some caged bird species is not permitted in Tasmania. Only wildlife exhibition licence holders, businesses that display wildlife or a suitable scientific research facility are eligible to apply to import wildlife other than some caged bird species into Tasmania.

​Use this form to apply for a permit to allow the import of approved wildlife from interstate:​

 Wildlife Import Application Form 

Note: Conditions on the importation of animals under the Biosecurity Act 2019 and Biosecurity Regulations 2022 also apply.  For further information refer to the Tasmanian Animal Biosecurity Manual:

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Note: NRE Tas has been made aware of public concerns regarding the importation of the Red Crowned Parakeet/Kakariki (​Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae). The Department is currently undertaking a review of the suitability of this species for import.

Anyone wishing to import this species is advised to contact the Department before purchasing.

​Import​ ​requirements

The document below outlines the requirements for importing and keeping wildlife in Tasmania and replaces the former Importing and Keeping Birds in Tasmania document.

  Requirements for Importing and Keeping Wildlife in Tasmania   (607Kb)​

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HOBART, TAS, 7001.