In order to export Australian native animal and plant specimens and/or CITES listed specimens for commercial purposes, the specimens must come from an approved program such as an approved aquaculture program.
Commercial trade in live native mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians is prohibited.
Exporters sourcing specimens from an approved program must also have export permit issued by the Department.
Approved aquaculture programs
Aquaculture programs currently approved under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 are listed below. Conditions of approval, species covered and period of approval, are specified in the individual approval notices.
|State||Program name||Decision date||Review due||Species|
|NSW||Marianvale Blue||11 September 2019||10 September 2024||
|NSW||Murray Cod Australia||3 April 2018||3 April 2023||
|NSW||Uarah Fisheries||14 February 2018||13 February 2023||
|Qld||Hinternoosa Hatchery||5 May 2021||23 April 2024|
|Qld||Jardini Pty Ltd||23 April 2020||10 April 2023|