Entry requirements for pest animals
The bringing into Victoria, keeping, selling or releasing of declared pest animals without permission is illegal and penalties apply. Agriculture Victoria recognises that in some instances activities involving pest animals can be conducted in a manner that minimises the threat they pose.
Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, Agriculture Victoria may grant permits to bring into Victoria, keep, sell or release declared pest animals for specific purposes and under particular conditions.
Purposes for which pest animal permits may be granted include research and education, animal display and exhibition, primary production and limited commercial purposes.