Wildlife Imports

Covid-19 travel restrictions are currently in place for people coming to Tasmania, and there are also limited flights available. Before you submit an application for a permit to import an animal into Tasmania it is recommended that you first ensure you have the appropriate ticket for travel and have received advice as to quarantine requirements.

Information on travel restrictions is available on the Coronavirus Website.

The private keeping of any imported wildlife other than some caged bird species is not permitted in Tasmania. Only holders of a wildlife exhibition licence 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.

  Import Application Form   (323Kb)​

Note: Conditions on the importation of animals under the Animal Health Act 1995 also apply. For further information see the Requirements for Importing Animals to Tasmania.

**Please note: NRE 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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Wildlife Management
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Email: Wildlife.Reception@nre.tas.gov.au