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 Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to verify the shipment and quantities involved.
Multiple Use Permits
If you are granted a Multiple Use Permit you will be provided with separate specimen export record forms (SER) or import notification forms (SIR) to use with individual shipment.
The original form must accompany the import or export shipment detailing the specimens and quantities involved in the individual shipments. A copy of this form must be returned to the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to verify your shipments together with the original export or re-export permit from the country of (re)export.
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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.
Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS)
You may also need approval from the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) 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.
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