The keeping of wildlife as pets is subject to specific licensing requirements – please contact your State or Territory government for further information.
|State/Territory||Yes/No||Name of relevant act/special conditions and requirements|
|ACT||Yes||As long as not taken from the wild which would be an offence under the Nature Conservation Act.|
|NSW||Yes||In New South Wales some native animals can be kept as pets. The requirements and conditions are provided for under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (as amended).|
|QLD||Yes||Nature Conservation Act 1992|
|SA||Yes||But restrictions under National Parks and Wildlife Act must have a permit. Not allowed to keep dingoes.|
|TAS||Yes||Tasmanian Wildlife Regulations 1999 (Permits required for partly or wholly protected species)|
|VIC||Yes||Wildlife Act 1975 and Wildlife Regulations 2002. NB: only legal to keep certain classes of wild pigs as pets.|
|WA||No||Conservation and Land Management Act|
The information presented here is not intended to be relied on for legal advice and you should seek advice from the relevant authority and/or a lawyer about your individual circumstances.