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This instrument declares as an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation the export of kangaroo skins derived from those kangaroos processed during the extension of the Victorian kangaroo pet food trial.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 18 Nov 2016
Date ceased to have effect 19 Nov 2019
Ceased by Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Ceasing Comments See subsection 303FN(6).


1.         I, Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy: 

(a)       having considered the comments that were given in response to an invitation under section 303FR(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act); and

(b)       being satisfied as to the matters set out in section 303FN of the EPBC Act,

declare that the Proposal for the Export of Kangaroo Skins derived from those Kangaroos Processed during the extension of the Victorian Kangaroo Pet Food Trial (the proposal), is an approved wildlife trade operation for the purposes of section 303FN of the EPBC Act.

2.         The proposal is subject to the declaration in paragraph 1 only:

(a)       until 12 months after the expiry of the Victorian Pet Food Trial (i.e. until 31 March 2019);

(b)       to the extent that the proposal relates to specimens from the following species:

(i)         Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)

(ii)        Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus)

(c)       if the harvest referred to in the proposal is carried out in accordance with the proposal;

(d)       if the harvesting area is restricted to the Pet Food Trial regions of Hume and Grampians only, under the extended Victorian Pet Food Trial (1 April 2016–31 March 2018);

(e)       if the total harvest does not exceed 30,000 kangaroos; and

(f)        if kangaroo skins acquired before gazettal of the Wildlife Trade Operation are not used for export under the proposal.

3.         An annual report must be submitted to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy by 31 March, detailing the number of tags issued and returned under each Authority to Control Wildlife permit, the number and origin of skins processed and exported, and provide a declaration that all kangaroos have been taken in compliance with the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes.


Dated this 11th day of November 2016

Josh Frydenberg