Many introduced animals such as the rabbit have become serious pests. Pest animals have damaged Queensland’s environment and economy and, for this reason, the importation and keeping of some animals as pets is prohibited by legislation.
Prohibited animals include mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and fish and birds. Permits to keep declared animals are only available to some organisations, and only for specific purposes.
|Reference type||Fact Sheet|
|Author||Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QLD|