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 mammals and birds 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.

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

Common nameScientific name
Bali cattleBos javanicus
BuffaloBubalus bubalis
CamelCamelus dromedarius
CatFelis catus
CattleBos taurus
CattleBos indicus
DogCanis familiaris
DonkeyEquus asinus
GoatCapra hircus
Guinea pigCarvia porcellus
HorseEquus caballus
Mouse (laboratory strain)Mus musculus
PigSus scrofa
Rabbit (domestic varieties)Oryctolagus cuniculus
Rat (laboratory strain)Rattus rattus
SheepOvis aries

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

Common nameScientific name
African firefinchLagonosticta senegala
Blue-faced parrot-finchErythrura trichroa
CanarySerinus canaria
Cheer pheasantCatreus wallichii
Chinese quailCoturnix chinensis
Common peafowlPavo cristatus
Cordon bleu finchesUraeginthus spp.
Cuban finchTiaris canora
Cut-throat finchAmadina fasciata
Domestic (grey-lag) gooseAnser anser
Domestic duckAnas platyrhynchos
Domestic fowlGallus gallus
Domestic pigeonColumba livia
Domestic quailCoturnix coturnix
European goldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Golden pheasantChrysolophus pictus
GooseAnser cygnoides
GreenfinchCarduelis chloris
GuineafowlNumidia meleagris
Kakariki (red-fronted parakeet)Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae
Lady amherst pheasantChrysolophus amherstiae
LovebirdsAgapornis spp.
Muscovy duckCairina moschata
Orange-breasted waxbillAmandava subflava
Orange-cheeked waxbillEstrilda melpoda
Plum-headed parakeetPsittacula cyanocephala
Saint Helena waxbillEstrilda astrild
Silver pheasantLophura nycthemera
TurkeyMeleagris galloparvo

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

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

Last updated: 07 March 2019

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