Freshwater Aquarium Fish Species (except Goldfish)
To import freshwater aquarium or pond fish into Tasmania the Inland Fisheries Service requires registration as a Fish Dealer. Certain species may be imported under permit with written consent of the Director of the Inland Fisheries Service. Aquairum or pond fish entering Tasmania must also be accompanied by a completed Declaration by Consignor form:
Species listed as Controlled FIsh under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995 cannot be imported into Tasmania. These species include European carp (Cyprinus carpio) mainland yabbies (Cherax spp.) and mosquito fish (Gambusia spp.) and many others. For further information on Controlled species contact the Inland Fisheries Service.
Live goldfish, mollusc or crustacean species may not be brought into Tasmania without appropriate permits issued under the Animal Health Act 1995. Species that are prohibited by the legislation or policy of any other Agency may not be imported.