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Commercial use of animals
Wildlife legislation in Queensland allows for certain commercial uses of protected native animals. Some species may be used commercially without any type of licence, whereas others may only be kept and used under an appropriate licence. Commercial purposes usually entail the use of native wildlife as part of a business.
The commercial uses of animals in Queensland, which are regulated under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, include:
Native animal keeping licence
From 22 August 2020, apply for a Standard, Specialised or Advanced licence.