Animals that do not need a permit

Most native animals need a permit to be kept in the Northern Territory (NT). 

Some native animals are exempt from permit requirements.

The animals on this page are not native to Australia and are not considered as prohibited wildlife. So they do not need a permit to be kept in the NT.

Mammals

The mammals in this table do not need a permit to be kept in the NT.

Common nameScientific name
Bali cattleBos javanicus  
cattleBos taurus 
cattleBos indicus
buffaloBubalus bubalis
camelCamelus dromedarius
dogCanis familiaris
goatCapra hircus
guinea pigCarvia porcellus
donkeyEquus asinus 
horseEquus caballus 
catFelis catus 
mouse (laboratory strain)Mus musculus  
Spinifex hopping mouseNotomys alexis
rabbit (domestic varieties)Oryctolagus cuniculus 
sheepOvis aries 
rat (laboratory strain)Rattus rattus
pigSus scrofa

Birds

The birds in this table do not need a permit to be kept in the NT.

Common nameScientific name
lovebirdsAgapornis spp.
cut-throat finchAmadina fasciata 
orange-breasted waxbillAmandava subflava 
domestic duckAnas platyrhynchos    
domestic (grey-lag) gooseAnser anser
gooseAnser cygnoides 
Sulphur-crested cockatooCacatua galerita
Little corellaCacatua sanguinea
muscovy duckCairina moschata
European goldfinchCarduelis carduelis 
greenfinchCarduelis chloris
cheer pheasantCatreus wallichii 
Lady Amherst pheasantChrysolophus amherstiae 
golden pheasantChrysolophus pictus 
domestic pigeonColumba livia  
domestic quailCoturnix coturnix 
Chinese quailCoturnix chinensis 
Brown quailCoturnix ypsilophora
kakariki (red-fronted parakeet)Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae  
blue-faced parrot-finchErythrura trichroa 
Saint Helena waxbillEstrilda astrild    
orange-cheeked waxbillEstrilda melpoda 
GalahEulophus roseicapilla
King quailExcalfactoria chinensis
domestic fowlGallus gallus  
Diamond doveGeophelia cuneate
Bar-shouldered doveGeopelia humeralis
Peaceful doveGeopelia striata
African firefinchLagonosticta senegala 
Chestnut-breasted mannikanLonchura castaneothorax
silver pheasantLophura nycthemera 
turkeyMeleagris galloparvo  
BudgerigarMeloptsittacus undulatus
Bourke’s parrotNeopsephotus bourkii
guineafowl     Numidia meleagris
CockatielNymphicus hollandicus
Crested pigeonOcyphaps lophotes
common peafowlPavo cristatus 
Northern rosellaPlatycercus venustus
Long-tailed finchPoephila acuticauda
canarySerinus canaria   
Double-barred finchTaeniopygia bichenovii
Zebra finchTaeniopygia guttata
Red-collar lorikeetTrichoglossus haematodus
cordon bleu finches   Uraeginthus spp.

Reptiles

The reptiles in this table do not need a permit to be kept in the NT.

Common nameScientific name
Centralian blue-tongued lizardTiliqua multifasciata
Central netted dragonCtenophorus nuchalis
Common blue-tongued lizardTiliqua scinoides
Central bearded dragonPogona vitticeps
Children’s pythonAntaresia childreni
Northern snake-necked turtleChelodina rugosa

Last updated: 04 August 2017