Dangerous wild animals

Apply for a dangerous wild animals licence

Standard conditions are not available but details will be discussed as part of the application process. Conditions will cover the range of animal welfare issues, security of the animal and any specific requirements recommended from the inspection by a veterinary practitioner.



The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 regulates the keeping of certain species of wild animals. These also require a licence.

Animals covered by this legislation include certain wild species of cat, dogs, boar as well as primates and marsupials. A license for hybrid or cross-bred animals may also be required, depending on how far removed the animal is from its wild ancestor.

full list of animals is also available.