Exhibiting wildlife

Under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, keeping, buying and selling protected native wildlife for public display requires prior approval from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Code of practice - Minimum standards for exhibiting wildlife in Queensland covers:

  • husbandry
  • feeding
  • record-keeping
  • transporting wildlife
  • establishing a wildlife park
  • koalas
  • photographic opportunities and handling wildlife
  • macropods
  • raptors
  • wombats
  • crocodiles
  • ratites (flightless birds).

Note: Since 1 July 2016 exhibiting wildlife falls under the Exhibited Animals Act 2015 which is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For more information about these changes please contacted the exhibited animals unit at ExhibAnimalEnq@daf.qld.gov.au.