Keeping venomous snakes as pets

Transporting venomous snakes

You can only move a snake from a permit holder's property with approval from Parks and Wildlife.

A keep permit (category 1–3) does not let you transport venomous snakes.

Venomous snakes should be transported in fabric bags, with one animal in each bag, inside sealed containers.

These containers must show the number and species of snake inside. 

The word 'venomous' should be clearly displayed on the container.

Make sure that all new snakes entering or exiting your collection are quarantined and the details of the supplier and receiver are recorded in the Vertebrate Wildlife Records Book with Parks and Wildlife.

Include the date, permit holder's name, address and permit number and the snake's sex and length.

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Last updated: 15 February 2016

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