Notification to the Parties
No. 928 Geneva, 4 September 1996
Regulation of the Export of Live Australian Native Fauna
1. The Management Authority of Australia has communicated to the Secretariat the following information.
2. The export of live native fauna, including those species listed in the CITES appendices, is regulated under the Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982, administered by the Australian Nature Conservation Agency.
The export of live Australian fauna requires a permit, and permits may be issued in the following circumstances.
The export must:
a) satisfy the requirements for an interzoological gardens transfer between an Australian zoo and an overseas zoo that has been approved under the Act to receive the specified native species;
b) satisfy the requirements for and be for the purposes of bona fide scientific research at a scientific institution that has been approved under the Act; or
c) involve a household pet of a species included in the following list:
- Cacatua galerita (sulphur-crested cockatoo)
- Cacatua roseicapilla (= Eolophus roseicapillus, galah)
- Cacatua sanguinea (little corella)
- Cacatua tenuirostris (long-billed corella) and
- Nymphicus hollandicus (cockatiel).
The exporter of the household pet must also:
- be departing permanently from Australia;
- have been resident in Australia for at least four years immediately prior to export of the pet; and
- have no more than two birds.
In addition, a maximum of two specimens of Melopsittacus undulatus (budgerigar) may also be exported as household pets provided that the exporter is departing permanently from Australia.
The only native fauna for which permits are not required under the Act are species listed in Schedule 4 of the Act (see enclosed copy). Species listed in Schedule 4 include native marine fish and certain species of marine invertebrates.
3. This Notification replaces Notification to the Parties No. 385 of 7 May 1986.
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