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 Post subject: One for Rick
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Was watching a VET program on TV today, and It's set in Australia. They said something about 'Private Wildlife License'. People needing a license to keep reptiles etc, that there was 4 types of license (cant remember what).

Is this the case mate?.

If so, is it costly or free?.

I'm just curious.


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 Post subject: Re: One for Rick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:20 am 
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Location: Victoria Australia
We are only allowed to keep Australian fauna under a licensing system (this varies State by State but the basics are similar). In Victoria we have the option of a basic license, advanced or specimen with the fee starting at $86.00 for a basic license (renewable annually). This license allows you to hold any of the following :-

TAXA THAT MAY BE HELD PRIVATELY UNDER A WILDLIFE BASIC LICENCE
This publication is intended as a general summary only and may be of assistance to you, but the State of Victoria and its employees do not guarantee that the publication is without flaw of any kind or is wholly appropriate to your particular purposes and therefore disclaims all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information in this publication.
Anyone possessing wildlife should familiarise themselves with the relevant licensing provisions of the Wildlife Act 1975 and Wildlife Regulations 2013, including any subsequent amendments.
A copy of the Wildlife Regulations 2013 is available online at: www.depi.vic.gov.au.
BIRDS
Australasian Shoveler
Australian King-Parrot
Australian Magpie
Australian Ringneck
Australian Shelduck
Banded Lapwing
Bar-shouldered Dove
Black Swan
Black-breasted Button-quail
Black-tailed Native-hen
Black-throated Finch
Blue Bonnet all kinds,
except southern Western Australian form
Blue-winged Parrot
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Brown Quail
Brush Bronzewing
Cape Barren Goose
Chestnut Teal
Chestnut-backed Button-quail
Crimson Finch
Diamond Firetail
Eclectus Parrot (red-sided) Australian subspecies only
Emu
Flock Bronzewing
Golden-shouldered Parrot
Grey Teal
Hardhead
Laughing Kookaburra
Little Button-quail
Little Lorikeet
Magpie Goose
Maned Duck
Masked Finch
Masked Lapwing
Mulga Parrot
Pacific Black Duck
Painted Button-quail
Partridge Pigeon
Pictorella Mannikin
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
Pink-eared Duck
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Purple-crowned Lorikeet
Radjah Shelduck
Red Wattlebird
BIRDS (cont).
Red-backed Button-quail
Red-browed Finch
Red-capped Parrot
Red-chested Button-quail
Red-collared Lorikeet
Red-winged Parrot
Regent Parrot - South East subspecies
Regent Parrot - Western Australian subspecies
Rock Parrot
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Rosellas— all
except Western Rosella & Eastern Rosella
Silvereye
Spinifex Pigeon
Squatter Pigeon
Superb Parrot
Topknot Pigeon
Varied Lorikeet
Wandering Whistling-Duck
White-headed Pigeon
Wonga Pigeon
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
REPTILES
Australian Scrub Python
Beaded Gecko
Bearded Dragon
Black Rock Skink
Black-headed Monitor
Black-headed Python
Bougainville's Skink
Boulenger's Skink
Broad-shelled River Turtle
Burrowing Skink
Burton's Snake-Lizard
Bynoe's Gecko
Carpet or Diamond Python
- including:
Diamond Python
Centralian Carpet Python
Top End Carpet Python
Eastern Carpet Python
Jungle Carpet Python
Murray/Darling Carpet Python
Western Carpet Python
Central Bearded Dragon
Central Military Dragon
Central Netted Dragon
Centralian Blue-tongued Lizard
Centralian Ranges Rock-skink
Children's Python
Common or Green Tree Snake
Common Scaly-foot
Crested Dragon
Desert Cave Gecko
Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot
Eastern Stone Gecko
REPTILES (cont).
Eastern Three-lined Skink
Eastern Water Dragon
Eastern Water Skink
Eyrean Earless Dragon
Garden Skink
Gidgee Skink
Gilbert's Dragon
Gippsland Water Dragon
Grass Skink
Hosmer's Skink
Jacky Lizard
Keelback
King's Skink
Krefft's River Turtle
Lace Monitor
Land Mullet
Long-nosed Water Dragon
Major Skink
Mallee Military Dragon
Mangrove Monitor
Marbled Velvet Gecko
Mary River Tortoise
Merten's Water Monitor
Narrow-banded Sand Swimmer
Northern Dtella
Northern Snapping Turtle
Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Northern Tree Snake
Oblong Turtle
Ocellated Skink
Olive Legless Lizard
Olive Python
Painted Dragon
Pale Knob-tailed Gecko
Peninsula Dragon
Pink-tongued Lizard
Pygmy Mulga Monitor
Red-barred Dragon
Red-throated Skink
Regal Striped Skink
Ridge-tailed Monitor
Sand Monitor
Saw-shelled Turtle
Shingle-Back Lizard
Slatey-grey Snake
Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko
Southern Angle-headed Dragon
Southern Grass Skink
Southern Legless Lizard
Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko
Southern Water Skink
Spencer's Skink
Spotted Python
Stimson's Python
Storr's Monitor
REPTILES (cont).
Tawny Dragon
Tessellated Gecko
Thick-tailed Gecko
Tree Dtella
Tree Skink
Water Python
Western Blue-tongued Lizard
Western Hooded Scaly-foot
Western Netted Dragon
Western Stone Gecko
Woma Python
AMPHIBIANS
Blue Mountains Tree Frog
Brown Striped Frog
Common Spadefoot Toad
Dainty Green Tree Frog
Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog
Giant Barred Frog
Giant Tree Frog
Great Barred Frog
Green Tree Frog
Haswell's Frog
Leaf Green Tree Frog
Leaf Green Tree Frog
Leseur's Frog
Peron's Tree Frog
Southern Smooth Froglet
Water-holding Frog
Whistling Tree Frog
MAMMALS
Black Wallaby
Common Brushtail Possum
Common Ringtail Possum
Common Wombat
Fat-tailed Dunnart
Kowari
Plains Rat
Red-legged Pademelon
Red-necked Pademelon
Red-necked Wallaby
Rufous Bettong
Rufous-bellied Pademelon
Southern Bettong
Sugar Glider
Tammar Wallaby

We are required to keep a record of all sales and purchases plus breeding records and complete a return annually showing sale, purchases, births and deaths. Somewhat better system than in the UK I think! :)

Rick

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 Post subject: Re: One for Rick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:34 am 
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Wow, I honestly never even thought. I just assumed its like here, where there IS no system so to speak.
So when I heard this I thought maybe I was watching an old re-run of a Veterinary program or something, turns out I wasn't then. I really have never heard of this mentioned before. But then, I don't have contact with anyone In Australia, only yourself on here :lol: .

But its very interesting how its not just 'dangerous' animals like I believe have to be registered as sorts in UK (I could be wrong). I covers so many. And to have every breeder/buyer on record is a good idea.

Is it a serious offense NOT to declare animals, be it to own, breed etc?


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 Post subject: Re: One for Rick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:35 am 
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Unlicensed ownership is a criminal offence punishable by fines and/or jail time. This also applies to smuggling of native fauna, importation and/or ownership of exotic (non-indigenous) species. Collection of fauna from the wild is also banned unless a specific license is held again with legal punishment for illegal activity in this area.

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 Post subject: Re: One for Rick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:06 am 
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How interesting and organized. Thanks for the info Rick. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: One for Rick
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:58 am 
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No worries - it's not exactly perfect however it's a start and dose go a little way towards stopping the indiscriminate owning/breeding that I see elsewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: One for Rick
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:52 pm 
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I think this is a brilliant idea.
I get messages all the time for unwanted reptiles. I think you should have to pay for a licence over here that way it would stop people just buying them without the knowledge.
A pet store near me was giving away 2 free dragons with every "set up". The "set up" was not big enough for one dragon never mind 2. Was approx 3 ft.
I told them dragons shouldn't be kept together and that an adult dragon would need a Viv nearly twice the size and their only reply was "people should study before purchase" well yes I definitely agree but the shops should also not give away 2 with one enclosure! I was furious and have reported them to the trading agency and RSPCA, but this was months ago and nothing has been done yet.

Maybe if you needed licences only people who really cared for these amazing animals would keep them.

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