Wildlife Imports


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 and wildlife products from interst​​ate.

**Please note: DPIPWE 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 via phone (03 6165 4305) or email (Wildlife.Reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au​)  before purchasing birds for import.

  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.

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 Branch
Level 8, 59 Liverpool St
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253
Email: wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au