Applying to Amend the List of Species that can be Imported into Tasmania

Under the new wildlife import arrangements, individuals may apply to amend the list of species that can be imported into Tasmania under the Nature Conservation Act 2002. Applicants are required to submit a Species Profile which contains the minimum information that DPIPWE needs to assess the risk of importing the species into Tasmania. All mammals, birds and reptiles that are not included on the list of species that can be imported into Tasmania will not be permitted. Further detail is contained in the Policy and supporting documentation.

Important information for making an application is contained in: Note that applications MUST contain:
  • A completed Application Form
  • Species profile (provided as a Microsoft Word 2007 document or earlier)
  • A clm film of the species distribution (developed from CLIMATCH software)
  • A png file of the species distribution (developed from CLIMATCH software)
  • A png file of the CLIMATCH output showing climate match to Australia
Applications that do not contain this required information will be refused. Further information about preparing relevant documentation is contained in the Guidelines to Prepare a Species Profile to Amend the List of Wildlife that can be Imported into Tasmania.

An overview of the procedures to have the list of species that may be imported into Tasmania amended is outlined below. In brief, the process to amend the live import list is:
  • The applicant submits a completed Application Form and Species Profile to the Department;
  • The Department determines whether the application meets the required standard;
  • If the application meets the standard, the Department publishes the Species Profile on its web page for 20 business days and advises stakeholders to enable the public to comment on the proposed import;
  • The Department collates public comments and forms a Technical Assessment Panel to conduct a pest risk assessment;
  • The Department makes a decision on whether to amend the list of species that can be imported into Tasmania and informs the applicant and other stakeholders of this decision; and
  • If the import is refused the applicant may request a review of the decision from the Secretary of the Department. The Secretary will determine whether there are grounds for a review and may request a review.
View a flowchart of the process.

It is recommended that applicants contact the Wildlife Management Branch (DPIPWE) in the first instance before developing the application.

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Contact

Wildlife Management Branch
134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253
Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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