What to do with your permit

Single Use Permits

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 a copy to the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, Department of the Environment to verify the shipment and quantities involved.

Multiple Consignment Authorities

If you are granted a Multiple Consignment Authority for (re)export, you will be provided with uniquely numbered Specimen Export Records (SERs) to use with each individual shipment.

The original SER form must accompany the shipment detailing the specimens and quantities exported in the individual shipment, together with a photocopy of the Multiple Consignment Authority. A copy of the SER form must be returned to the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, within two weeks of the export occurring, to acquit your shipment. The Export Declaration Number (EDN) obtained from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service should be written on the SER.

If you are granted a Multiple Consignment Authority for import, you will be provided with Import Notification Forms to facilitate the verification of each import shipment. This form, duly completed, must be returned to the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, together with the original export or re-export permit from the country of (re)export, within two weeks of the import occurring.

Expired or unused permits

If your permit expires or you do not use your permit before the export occurs, you will need to return the original permit and go through the application process again.

Other permits or approvals

Importing country permits

In many cases, the importing country will require a permit before the wildlife specimen or product is allowed to enter that country. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all necessary permits before shipping your specimens. See the contact details for other CITES management authorities around the world.

Department of Agriculture - Biosecurity

You may also need approval from Department of Agriculture - Biosecurity to export or import a part, product or derivative of an animal or plant.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Clearance must be obtained from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service to import goods into Australia or export goods from Australia. In addition, duty may be payable on imported goods.