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Exotic bird record keeping scheme

Service Description

The Australian Government has introduced a record keeping scheme to help bird keepers keep adequate records, minimising the risk of acquiring illegally traded birds, and reducing disease and pest risks in Australia from illegally imported birds.

All exotic birds in Australia have been classified as either 'High Interest' or 'Low Interest' based on their pest and disease risk and the potential for illegal trade in the species. To find out whether your birds are High Interest or Low Interest read the 2007 Inventory of Exotic (non-native) Bird Species known to be in Australia.

Legislation regulates international wildlife trade and helps to protect Australia's environment. Under the EPBC Act, it is your responsibility to be able to prove that any exotic bird you hold is legal. The easiest way to do this is to keep records of where you got the bird and evidence of its legitimate origin.

Choose the Click to access button below to learn more about the exotic bird record keeping scheme, how to keep records and where to obtain record forms.

Who can use this service?

If you keep exotic birds it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with Australian Government and relevant state or territory legislation. The Australian Government legislation regulates international wildlife trade and helps to protect Australia's environment. Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), it is your responsibility to be able to prove that any exotic bird you hold is legal. The easiest way to do this is to keep records of where you got the bird and evidence of its legitimate origin.

 

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