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Applying for permits for declared animals

Pest animals pose a significant threat to agriculture, the natural environment and public health and safety on Kangaroo Island.

Declared pest animals require a permit if they are to be brought to, and kept on, Kangaroo Island under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019. No permits will be issued for rabbits, foxes or deer. Permits can only be sought from the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board for ferrets already on Kangaroo Island, however, no new permits will be issued for new ferrets. Permits are required for the movement, possession and sale of goats on Kangaroo Island.

Permits are issued to individuals to keep particular species, at a particular location, and for a specified period. They contain conditions relating to animal numbers, enclosure standards, record keeping etc. Permits are not transferable. A person who contravenes or fails to comply with a provision or condition of a permit is guilty of an offence.

Click here for a permit application form and for more information about the declared animal policy for goats, Capra hircus.

Click here for a permit application form (renewal of existing permits only) and for more information about the declared animal policy for ferrets, Mustela putorius furo.

For assistance with the permit application please contact the Manager Animal and Plant Control 08 8553 2476, or

More information

Manager Invasive Species

35 Dauncey Street, Kingscote SA

08 8553 2476