If you want to export for commercial purposes a native specimen unless exempt, it must come from an approved program such as an approved aquaculture program. You can seek an export permit from the federal environment department (applicants still have to apply and be assessed as suitable under national environment law).
Approved aquaculture programs
The aquaculture programs currently approved under national environment law are listed below. Aquaculture programs do not have an expiry date but are generally reviewed after five years to establish whether the programs are still operational and continue to meet legal requirements.
|State||Program name||Decision date||Review due||Species|
|NSW||Marianvale Blue||31 March 2014||30 March 2019||
|NSW||Murray Darling Fisheries||October 2011||October 2016||
|NSW||Namoi Valley Aquafarming Pty Ltd||October 2006||October 2011||
|NSW||Ryans Reef||July 2008||July 2013||
|NSW||Silverwater Native Fish||15 December 2010||14 December 2015||
|NSW||Uarah Fisheries||February 2010||February 2015||
|Qld||Ausyfish P/L||5 June 2014||4 June 2019||
|Qld||Granite Belt Fish Hatchery||14 February 2011||13 February 2016||
|Qld||Jindalee International Pty Ltd||1 June 2011||31 May 2014||
Application form and guidelines
Approval of an aquaculture program
If you would like your operation to be included in the list of approved aquaculture programs, use this form to apply for an approved aquaculture program.
Guidelines, approval processes and submission details are all included with the form.