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Possessing Legal Exotic Birds in Australia from Priam Parrot Breeding Centre

Possessing Legal Exotic Birds in Australia

November 25, 2011


Possessing Legal exotic birds in Australia


The possession of illegally imported specimens and their progeny is an offence under national environment law and various penalties may apply.




Inspectors under national environment law may seize exotic bird(s) in Australia if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that the origins of the bird(s) cannot be proven. The decision to seize is made on a case by case basis, and does not result in the automatic forfeiture of the bird(s). National environment law provides several ways for people who have birds seized to provide additional information to verify the origin of those specimens.


SeeĀ Compliance guide for exotic birds in Australia


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