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This instrument is a declaration of an approved wildlife trade operation for Australian Insect Farm to wild-harvest and commercially export native invertebrates.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 04 Jul 2018
Date ceased to have effect 04 Jul 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999


Approved Wildlife Trade Operation (Australian Insect Farm) Declaration 2018


I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity, as Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, am satisfied that an operation to harvest and export Australian native invertebrates by the Australian Insect Farm, is a small-scale operation as defined by regulation 9A.20(2) under subsection 303FN(10)(b). I declare under subsection 303FN(2) that the Australian Insect Farm is an approved wildlife trade operation.


This declaration has effect subject to the following conditions applied under S303FT:

1.                  The operation is undertaken in accordance with the proposal submitted by the Australian Insect Farm and lodged on 28 March 2018.

2.                  Harvest is restricted to taxa specified in the schedule supplied by the Australian Insect Farm as part of their proposal. Additional taxa can be exported only on application and after approval from the Department of Environment and Energy.

3.                  Only specimens from taxa that have been named and described in a scientific publication can be exported.

4.                  This declaration is valid for three years from the date of registration on the Federal Register of Legislation.

5.                  Accurate records must be kept up-to-date and include all information necessary for the reporting outlined in condition 6.

6.                  An annual report must be provided to the Department of the Environment and Energy as per Section 8 of the proposal.


Dated this   .......29th.....  day of  .......June..................  2018



....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 inquiries should be directed to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy by email wta@environment.gov.au or telephone (02) 6274 1900 (option 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).