Import, export or re-export permits
IMPORTANT NOTICE ON CHANGES TO PERMIT PROCESS. Effective July 2010
The requirements for multiple use import and re-export permits have changed to bring the process of obtaining a permit in line with Australia's national environment law.
There are no changes to multiple use export permits.
The changes mean that to receive a multiple use import permit, you will need to submit all CITES export/re-export permits for all shipments to be covered by that permit at the time of application.
For multiple use re-export permits, the changes mean you will now need to submit the original export/re-export permit, as well as the Australian import permit for each shipment intended for re-export.
There is a new application form which must now be used for all multiple use permit applications.
- Questions & answers fact sheet - Changes to wildlife import and re-export multiple use permits (PDF - 242 KB)
Single Use Permit
- Single Use Permit to import, export or re-export wildlife or wildlife products (PDF - 95KB) | (RTF - 383KB)
- Multiple Use Permit to import, export or re-export wildlife or wildlife products (PDF - 95KB) | (RTF - 411KB)
Specimen export records
Single Use Permits
- Single Use Permits are available for most transactions for an A$30 application fee.
- They are valid for a single specified consignment, for a period of up to three years (six months in the case of CITES specimens).
- Single Use Permits for the export or import of live specimens (including household pets) that require a welfare assessment are available for a A$150 application fee.
- The original copy of a Single Use Permit must accompany the wildlife specimens or products at the time of export or import.
- You must return your acquittal to the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to verify the shipment and quantities involved.
- For more information about permits contact:
Wildlife Trade Regulation Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone: (02) 6274 1900
Facsimile: (02) 6274 1921
In this section:
Permit applications and forms
- Do you need a permit?
- Types of permits available
- Applying for a permit
- What to do with your permit
- Complying with permit conditions
- Exporting to the USA
- Customs procedures for export permits
Wildlife trade permits
- Plants and animals (including products)
- Specimen export records
- Household pets
- Pre–CITES certificate or certificate of origin
- Biological control agents
- Zoological organisations
Protection of internationally endangered plants and animals
- Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
- Australian Guide to the list of CITES
- Permit exemptions under CITES
- Australia's stricter domestic measures on certain listed species