If protected native animals can be shown to be:
- a threat to your safety
- damaging your property, or
- causing economic hardship
you can apply for a licence under the Biodiversity Conservation Act (2016) to harm the animals responsible.
- Owners of properties who believe that a native animal is a danger to human safety, or is creating property damage and/or economic hardship.
What you need
- your personal details
- firearm licence details (if applicable)
- property details and the predominant land use
- previous licence details (if applicable)
- description of the impacts on the property and/or safety
- details of the current method of control
- description of the species to be controlled
- details of the person/s who is not the landholder (if applicable)
- your payment.
How to apply
- Download and complete the Landholder's licence to harm protected native animals – PDF.
- Sign the landholder declaration.
- Have the shooter sign the declaration (if applicable).
- Forward the completed form to your nearest National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) office.
- Landholders are encouraged to call their local NPWS office prior to lodging an application to discuss the nature and severity of the issue, and if any non-lethal measures can be implemented to mitigate the problem.
Last updated: 6 November 2019