Exporting Australian native plant and animal specimens (non-live)
You may export specimens (non-live) of Australian native plants and animals for both commercial and non-commercial uses.
Commercial export of native plant and animal specimens
You may commercially export non-live specimens of Australian native plants and animals if they come from an approved source such as:
- captive breeding programs
- artificial propagation programs
- aquaculture programs
- wildlife trade operations
- wildlife trade management plans
You will need an export permit before you can export specimens from these approved sources.
An exception applies for some species - you may export without a permit any specimen that is included on the list of exempt native specimens (LENS) (in the exact form as listed and subject to conditions listed).
Non-commercial export of native plant and animal specimens
You may export specimens of Australian native plants and animals for several non-commercial uses such as:
You may also export specimens as personal effects when travelling.
You will generally need a permit to export Australian native specimens.