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This instrument declares an approved wildlife trade operation for existing stocks for the Proposal for 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 01 May 2017
Date ceased to have effect 02 May 2020
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 existing stocks 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)       for stock harvested between 1 April 2016 and 17 November 2016

(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 was carried out in accordance with the proposal

(d)       if the harvesting area was restricted to the Pet Food Trial regions of Hume and Grampians only (Victorian local government areas of Ararat, Benalla, Horsham, Mansfield, Mitchell, Murrindindi, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, Southern Grampians, Strathbogie, Wangaratta, and Yarriambiack)

(e)       if the total harvest did not exceed 10,000 kangaroos.

3.         A report must be submitted to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy by 31 March annually, 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 21st day of April 2017

Josh Frydenberg