Dangerous wild animal licence

You need a licence to keep some animals, for example:

  • wild cats
  • primates
  • wild dogs, e.g. wolves
  • certain pigs, e.g. wild boar
  • marsupials

The full list of animals that require a licence is listed under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 

It is a criminal offence to keep an animal listed under the above act without a licence. All animal licences issued by us are determined by our Animal Welfare Officer who will make an inspection prior to granting an application. Find out more about the licence conditions and apply below.