Importing and keeping introduced mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in Western Australia

Many animals and birds cause severe damage to agriculture and the environment. These primarily introduced species have been gazetted as ‘declared animals’ under the Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976.

It can take a long time for escaped animals to reach pest proportions but once established in the wild, introduced animals are usually impossible to eradicate. Sometimes the possible effects of an animal or a bird in a cage are not obvious to us but the costs to future generations of importing or keeping a prohibited animal or not keeping a permitted animal in a responsible way can be enormous.

This bulletin outlines information related to the keeping of introduced animals in a legal and responsible way. It discusses issues such as permits and permit applications for birds and animals, and general conditions that apply to the import and keeping of introduced animals and birds.

Author Massam, M., Kirkpatrick, W., Mawson, P., Press, N., Bennell, T., and Hamilton, N
Year 2004
Publisher WA Department of Agriculture
Pages 27
Region WA