Compliance guide for exotic birds in Australia
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
About the guide
Illegal international trade in exotic birds poses a significant risk to Australia's bird keeping sector and biodiversity. This is because illegally imported birds can:
- introduce new diseases into captive and wild bird populations in Australia and
- become established in the wild as pest species (feral animals).
Illegal capture and trade of exotic species can also threaten their existence in the wild. The guide explains the Departments approach to compliance issues relating to exotic birds.