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This instrument declares Venom Supplies of South Australia is an approved wildlife trade operation involving the wild harvest, keeping and breeding of snakes. Approval enables the export of snake venom, venom derivatives and other products derived from snakes held by Venom Supplies.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 05 Dec 2017
Date ceased to have effect 05 Dec 2020
Ceased by Self Ceasing


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Approved Wildlife Trade Operation (Venom Supplies) Declaration 2017


I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act), am satisfied that an operation involving the wild harvest, keeping and breeding of snakes by Venom Supplies of South Australia, is a small-scale operation as defined by Regulation 9A.20 (2) under Section 303FN (10)(b) of the Act. I declare under subsection 303FN(2) that Venom Supplies’ operation is an Approved Wildlife Trade Operation.

Unless amended or revoked, this declaration has effect subject to the following conditions applied under S303FT:


1.                  The operation is undertaken in accordance with the proposal submitted by Venom Supplies on 4 August 2017.

2.                  Collection of animals from the wild must be done in accordance with a state/territory permit/licence to take animals from the wild that prescribes the species and number of each species to be collected.

3.                  Initially only specimens derived from snakes included in the list of species recorded in Appendix 1 of the proposal can be exported. Specimens derived from additional species can be exported only after written approval by the Department of the Environment and Energy.

4.                  Export is excluded for specimens derived from species that are included on the list of threatened species (excluding conservation dependant category) established under section 178 of the Act.

5.                  This declaration is valid for a period of three years from the date of gazettal of this declaration.

Dated this 24th day of November 2017


Paul Murphy


Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy



A person whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment and Energy for the reasons for the decision.

An application for independent review of the decision (under section 303GJ(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), on payment of the relevant fee (currently $884 or reduced fee where applicable due to financial hardship) by the applicant, either within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this declaration if reasons for the decision are not sought. Applications should be made to the Deputy Registrar, AAT in your Capital City. Please visit the AAT’s website at http://www.aat.gov.au/ for further information.

You may make an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) to access documents relevant to this decision. For further information, please visit http://www.environment.gov.au/foi/index.html.

Further enquiries should be directed to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, Email: wta@environment.gov.au, Telephone: (02) 6274 1900 (options 2).

Note:  The name of this instrument was amended on registration as the instrument as lodged did not have a unique name (see subsection 10(2), Legislation Rule 2016).