Reptile licensing is in a constant state of flux over many states and territories in Australia. For this reason any information provided here must be taken as a guide only. If interested in keeping reptiles, you need to contact the relevant wildlife licensing authority in your state. There is no consistency between the states. For instance, while some states forbid such activities, some states allow wild-collecting of certain species and some states allow sale of reptiles through pet shops.

As of June 2014, the relevant wildlife bodies to contact are as follows. Simply click on the image/logo for your relevant state to be directed to their website.