Private collections

A Dead animal collection authority may be issued under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to an individual or an institution such as a school, university or educational institution.

The authority:

  • does not allow for the commercial use of the animal
  • is used primarily to keep a collection of dead protected wildlife for reference purposes in cases where the educational purposes permit is not appropriate
  • can only be issued for a dead protected animal, and cannot be granted for a live animal.

Taking and keeping dead least concern animals for a collection

A least concern animal collection authority may be issued under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The licence:

  • authorises the collection (take) from the wild and keep of dead least concern animals
  • allows the holder to receive dead least concern animals from other licence holders
  • allows for the animal to be used and sold where it is incorporated into a work of art (taxidermy) but not for any other commercial purpose.

Pre-lodgement service

To support applicants through the assessment process, the department can meet with you to discuss the information that must be provided with your application.

To request an appointment contact Permit and Licence Management or email palm@des.qld.gov.au.  Alternatively, please complete a Pre-design conference application form (DOCX, 183.9KB) .

To apply

Complete the Dead animal collection authority (DOCX, 132.4KB) .