Click on species to find import conditions with which you must comply and appropriate paperwork that must be completed. Some animals listed here may be imported without import conditions under the Animal Health Act (those marked with an asterisk*), however restrictions may apply under other legislation.Alpaca and other South American camelidsBees and apiary products
Import restrictions have been changed (1 January 2017)Biological control agentsBovine (cattle)
Cage birds*PigeonsCamelsCattleCatsCane toads
Circus animalsDogsDung beetles*Earthworms*Fish
- also check
Inland Fisheries Service website
The application will be considered and an authority to import may be granted if considered safe to do so. You may be charged an application fee for this service. Animals and necessary paperwork must be presented for inspection upon arrival in Tasmania. A fee will be charged for this inspection.
Important additional information
The Animal Health Act does not replace import controls enacted under other Tasmanian legislation. For example:Fish
Inland Fisheries Act 1995
requires all aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates (apart from goldfish) to have a permit from the Director of Inland Fisheries to enter Tasmania. Contact the Inland Fisheries Service for more information.
This is an addition to any import requirements listed on this website.
of the genus
, need to conform to the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery rules under the
Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
. This includes possession limits, size limits, females with eggs (in berry) tagging and marking, and docketing arrangements. This includes rock lobster of the genus
that has been legally caught or purchased through a retail or wholesale establishment in another State and/or has been imported from another country. Please contact the Licensing Administration Branch on (03) 6165 3035 for further advice. Note the Western Australian lobster is from the genus
and therefore the Tasmanian rock lobster fishery rules do not apply.Wildlife and native species
- importation of many species may also be affected by the
Nature Conservation Act 2002
. The Nature Conservatiokn Act governs the importation and keeping of wildlife in Tasmania. If you wish to import any animal that is not classified as domestic dog, domestic cat or domestic stock (see schedule 7 of the
Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010
for a definition of 'domestic stock'), you will need to contact the Wildlife Managment Branch to apply for an import permit.
This is in addition to any import requirements listed on this webiste. See also:
Wildlife Import Policy & Procedures
Check also any
current biosecurity threats