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||Southford Pty Ltd trading as Uarah Fish Hatchery||9 February 2023||9 February 2028||
Uarah Fish Hatchery (DOCX 126 KB)
|NSW||Marianvale Blue||11 September 2019||10 September 2024||
|NSW||Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod trading as Murray Cod Australia Ltd||6 March 2023||6 March 2028||
Murray Cod Australia (DOCX 128 KB)
|Qld||Hinternoosa Hatchery||5 May 2021||23 April 2024||
Declaration 2021 (DOCX 109.07 KB)
|Qld||Jardini Pty Ltd||10 April 2023||23 April 2026||
Jardini Pty Ltd (DOCX 128 KB)