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:

Proposed changes to protected animal licences

We are making changes to the way protected animals are kept, bought and sold, to help ensure viable wild populations of animals are maintained for future generations.

If you already have a native animal licence or you intend to get one, find out more about the changes which are proposed to come into effect from 22 August 2020.