Keeping venomous snakes as pets
Category 1: mildly dangerous venomous snakes
These are the protected venomous snakes in permit category 1.
|Code||Scientific name||Common name|
|U2630||Boiga irregularis||brown tree snake|
|E2634||Enhydris polylepis||Macleay’s water snake|
|Z2655||Demansia psammophis||yellow-faced whip snake|
|G2651||Rhinoplocephalus pallidiceps||northern small-eyed snake|
How to get a permit
To get a permit to keep a category 1 venomous snake you must be 18 years or older.
If you are between 14 and 17 you can be a nominee on a permit held by a parent or guardian.
You don't need any previous experience with venomous snakes.
Allow five days to process your permit.
Last updated: 17 February 2016