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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 (PDF) 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: From the 1st of July 2016 exhibiting wildlife will fall 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 .

Last updated
25 May 2016