Camels do not require any wildlife permits.
Property identification code
You must have a property identification code if you keep camels, regardless of the size of your property, the number of livestock you have, or if they are pets.
Read how to get a property identification code.
You must fill in a Northern Territory (NT) waybill if you want to move camels off the property where they are kept in the NT.
Both domestic and feral camels in Australia are free from most serious livestock diseases, although they carry common camel diseases which can be easily treated.
For more information get the review of camel diseases in Central Australia .
Read more about feral camels.
Camel management publications
If you want to know more about how to manage camels there are publications to help you. These include:
- orphan camel calves: first feed Agnote
- controlling camels using alternative fencing Agnote
- carrying capacity in central Australia
These publications give you general information about managing camels in the NT. If you need more specific advice you might need to speak to your local vet or a department expert.
Camel food plants in Central Australia
Camels eat more than 80% of the common plant species found in Central Australia. Some preferred plant species may need to be protected against overgrazing.
Read the Technote palatability scoring of forage plants in Central Australia .
Last updated: 17 April 2020
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