Exporting live plants and animals

For commercial uses

Export of live native Australian mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians is not permitted for commercial uses.

For non-commercial uses

Exports of live native animals may be permitted for some non-commercial uses such as:

For export of live plants and animals that are not mentioned above:

  • If the animal or plant is from a species on Appendix I of the CITES list, permits for export may be granted only in a limited range of circumstances.
  • If the animal or plant is from a species on Appendix II or III on the CITES list, it is likely you will require a permit before exporting it.
  • If the animal or plant is a regulated native species approval for commercial export may be given if the specimens are sourced from an approved source, it is likely you will require a permit before export.
  • Non-native animals or plants that are not on the CITES list do not need export permits. You may however need to get an import permit from the destination country. Don't forget to check any quarantine requirements as well.