Permits are required for:
- imports and exports of internationally endangered species (CITES)
- exports of native species
- imports of live plants and animals
Protecting Australia's wildlife
Every year thousands of specimens are exported or imported through relocation, commercial shipments or scientific research. The wildlife system assesses and validates applications. Once an application has been approved, a permit will be generated and Australian Customs are then notified electronically.
As Australia is part of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES), every year the Department of Environment must report on exactly how many specimens are shipped. Using the system's comprehensive reporting tools, data can be presented in a variety of formats including automatically generated government compliance reports, such as the comprehensive CITES report.