List of Declared Animals - South Australia

List of Declared Animals - South Australia

The following list designates which birds which require or don’t require a permit to be kept in South Australia

List of Declared Animals – South Australia

The primary mechanism for the management of introduced (exotic) animals in South Australia is the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 through the List of Declared Animals.


You do not need a permit to keep, move or sell most introduced birds that are commonly kept in aviculture. However, there are still some birds that are prohibited in South Australia unless you have a permit.


Listed below are the classes from the List of Declared Animals that relate to birds. If your bird is not listed in Class 4 (and is not a starling west of Ceduna) it defaults to Class 1 and you will need a permit.


It is illegal to release any introduced bird.


Please contact Biosecurity SA on 08-8303-9620 or if you would like any further information, or to apply for a permit.


A full version of the List of Declared Animals can be found here.


Summary of Provisions of the Act – for detail refer to the Natural Resources Management Act 2004

  1. 175 – permit required to move animal
  2. 176 – permit required to possess animal
  3. 177 – permit required to sell animal
  4. 179 – permit required to release animal
  5. 180 – requirement to notify presence of animal
  6. 181 – requirement to control animal
  7. 182 – requirement for owner to take action to destroy or control animal


Schedule 1


AnimalsProvisions of Act which are to applyCategoryControl Area

Class 1
All animals not native to Australia and not listed in classes 2 to 22.


175(1)(3), 176(1), 177, 179, 180, 181(1), 182(1)


Whole of the State






Struthio camelus




Rhea americana
Rhea, Greater




Apteryx australis
Kiwi, Brown




Phoenicopterus chilensis
Flamingo, Chilean
Phoenicopterus ruber
Flamingo, Greater




Aix galericulata
Duck, Mandarin
Aix sponsa
Duck, Wood
Alopochen aegyptiacus
Goose, Egyptian
Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard and all strains of domestic duck
Anser anser
Goose, Greylag and all domestic strains of geese
Anser cygnoides
Goose, Swan
Aythya novaeseelandiae
Scaup, New Zealand
Branta canadensis
Goose, Canada
Cairina moschata
Duck, Muscovy
Cygnus olor
Swan, Mute
Tadorna ferruginea
Shelduck, Ruddy
Tadorna variegata
Shelduck, Paradise




Vultur gryphus
Condor, Andean




Mitu Tuberosa
Curassow, Razor-Billed 



Alectoris chukar
Partridge, Chukar
Alectoris graeca
Partridge, Rock
Chrysolophus amherstiae
Pheasant, Lady Amherst’s
Chrysolophus pictus
Pheasant, Golden
Colinus virginianus
Bobwhite, Northern

Coturnix chinensis

Quail, Indian Blue; King Quail (Overseas Subspecies)

Coturnix coturnix
Quail, Common
Coturnix japonica
Quail, Japanese
Gallus gallus
Junglefowl, Red And All Strains Of Domestic Chicken
Lophophorus impejanus
Pheasant, Himalayan Monal
Lophortyx californica
Quail, California
Lophura diardi
Pheasant, Siamese Fireback
Lophura leucomelanos
Pheasant, Kalij
Lophura nycthemera
Pheasant, Silver
Lophura swinhoii
Pheasant, Swinhoe’s
Meleagris gallopavo
Turkey, Common; Wild Turkey
Numida meleagris
Guineafowl, Helmeted
Pavo cristatus
Peafowl, Common; Indian Peafowl
Pavo muticus
Peafowl, Green
Phasianus colchicus
Pheasant, Common
Syrmaticus ellioti
Pheasant, Elliot’s
Syrmaticus reevesii
Pheasant, Reeves’
Syrmaticus soemmerringii
Pheasant, Copper




Caloenas nicobarica
Pigeon, Nicobar
Columba livia
Pigeon, Rock; Common Pigeon; Fancy Pigeon
Columbina talpacoti
Dove, Ruddy Ground; Talpacoti
Gallicolumba jobiensis

Pigeon, White-Breasted Ground; White-Bibbed Ground-Dove

Gallicolumba luzonica
Pigeon, Luzon Bleeding Heart
Goura victoria
Pigeon, Victoria Crowned
Oena capensis
Dove, Namaqua; Long-Tailed Dove; Masked Dove
Streptopelia chinensis
Turtle-Dove, Spotted; Spotted Dove
Streptopelia decaocto
Dove, Collared; Collared Turtle-Dove
Streptopelia ‘risoria’
Turtle-Dove, Ringed, Barbary Dove
Streptopelia senegalensis
Turtle-Dove, Laughing Dove
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Collared-Dove, Red




Agapornis fischeri
Lovebird, Fischer’s
Agapornis lilianae
Lovebird, Nyasa
Agapornis nigrigenis
Lovebird, Black-Cheeked
Agapornis personatus

Lovebird, Masked; Yellow-Collared Lovebird; Black-Masked Lovebird

Agapornis roseicollis
Lovebird, Peach-Faced; Rosy-Faced Lovebird
Agapornis canus
Lovebird, Grey-Headed; Madagascar Lovebird
Agapornis pullarius
Lovebird, Red-Faced
Agapornis swindernianus
Lovebird, Black-Collared
Agapornis taranta
Lovebird, Black-Winged; Abyssinian Lovebird
Alisterus amboinensis
Parrot, Aboina King; Moluccan King Parrot
Amazona Aestiva
Amazon, Blue-Fronted; Blue-Fronted Parrot
Amazona albifrons
Amazon, White-Fronted; White-Fronted Parrot
Amazona amazonica
Amazon, Orange-Winged; Orange-Winged Parrot
Amazona auropalliata
Amazon, Yellow-Naped; Yellow-Naped Parrot
Amazona autumnalis
Amazon, Red-Lored
Amazona finschi
Amazona, Lilac-Crowned; Lilac-Crowned Parrot
Amazona leucocephala
Amazon, Cuban; Cuban Parrot
Amazona ochrocephala
Amazon, Yellow-Crowned; Yellow-Crowned Parrot
Amazona oratrix
Amazon, Yellow-Headed; Yellow-Headed Parrot
Amazona viridigenalis

Amazon, Green-Cheeked; Green-Cheeked Parrot;

Red-Crowned Amazon; Red-Crowned Parrot

Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
Macaw, Hyacinth
Ara ambigua
Macaw, Buffon’s; Great Green Macaw
Ara ararauna
Macaw, Blue And Yellow; Blue And Gold Macaw
Ara auricollis
Macaw, Yellow-Collared
Ara chloropterus
Macaw, Green-Winged; Red And Green Macaw
Ara macao
Macaw, Scarlet
Ara manilata
Macaw, Red-Bellied

Ara maracana
Macaw, Illiger;S; Blue-Winged Macaw
Ara militaris
Macaw; Military
Ara nobilis
Macaw; Red-Shouldered
Ara rubrogenys
Macaw, Red-Fronted
Ara severa
Macaw, Chestnut-Fronted
Aratinga acuticaudata
Conure, Blue-Crowned; Blue-Crowned Parakeet
Aratinga aurea
Conure, Peach-Fronted; Golden-Crowned Conure
Aratinga auricapilla
Conure, Golden-Capped; Golden-Capped Parakeet
Aratinga guarouba
Conure, Golden; Golden Parakeet
Aratinga jandaya
Conure, Janday; Janday Parakeet
Aratinga solstitialis
Conure, Sun; Sun Parakeet
Aratinga weddellii
Conure, Dusky-Headed; Dusky-Headed Parakeet
Bolborhynchus lineola
Parakeet, Barred
Cacatua alba
Cockatoo, White
Nestor notabilis
Cacatua moluccensis
Cockatoo, Salmon-Crested
Chalcopsitta Atra
Lory, Black
Chalcopsitta cardinalis
Lory, Cardinal
Cyanoliseus patagonus
Parakeet, Burrowing
Cyanoramphus auriceps auriceps
Parakeet, Yellow-Fronted; Yellow-Fronted Kakariki
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae novaezelandiae
Parakeet, Red-Fronted;Red-Fronted Kakariki
Deroptyus accipitrinus

Parrot, Hawk-Headed; Red-Fan Parrot,

Eclectus roratus polychloros
Parrot, Red-Sided Eclectus
Eclectus roratus solomonensis
Parrot, Solomon Island Eclectus
Eos bornea
Lory, Red
Eos cyanogenia
Lory, Black-Winged
Eos histrio
Lory, Red And Blue
Eos reticulata
Lory, Blue-Streaked
Eos squamata
Lory, Violet-Necked
Loriculus galgulus
Parrot, Blue-Crowned Hanging
Lorius chlorocercus
Lory, Yellow-Bibbed
Lorius domicella
Lory, Purple-Naped; Purple-Capped Lory
Lorius garrulus
Lory, Chattering
Lorius lory
Lory, Black-Capped
Myiopsitta monachus
Parakeet, Monk; Quaker Parrot
Nandayus nenday
Conure, Nanday; Nanday Parakeet
Neopsittacus musschenbroekii
Lorikeet, Musschenbroek’s; Yellow-Billed Lorikeet
Pionites leucogaster
Caique, White-Bellied; White-Bellied Parrot
Pionites melanocephala
Caique, Black-Headed; Black-Headed Parrot
Poicephalus gulielmi
Parrot, Red-Fronted
Poicephalus meyeri
Parrot, Brown; Meyer’s Parrot
Poicephalus rufiventris
Parrot, Red-Bellied
Poicephalus senegalus
Parrot, Senegal
Pseudeos fuscata
Lory, Dusky
Psittacula alexandri
Parakeet, Moustached; Red-Breasted Parakeet
Psittacula columboides
Parakeet, Malabar
Psittacula cyanocephala
Parakeet, Plum-Headed
Psittacula derbiana
Parakeet, Derbyan
Psittacula eupatria
Parakeet, Alexandrine
Psittacula himalayana
Parakeet, Slaty-Headed
Psittacula krameri

Parakeet, Rose-Ringed; Indian or African Ringneck Parrot or Parakeet

Psittacula roseata
Parakeet, Blossom-Headed
Psittacus erithacus
Parrot, Western Grey; African Grey Parrot
Psitteuteles goldiei
Lorikeet, Goldie’s
Pyrrhura cruentata

Conure, Blue-Throated

Pyrrhura Egregia
Conure, Fiery-Shouldered; Fiery-Shouldered Parakeet
Pyrrhura frontalis
Conure, Maroon-Bellied
Pyrrhura leucotis
Conure, White-Eared, White-Eared Parakeet
Pyrrhura melanura
Conure, Maroon-Tailed, Maroon-Tailed Parakeet
Pyrrhura molinae
Conure, Green-Cheeked; Green-Cheeked Parakeet
Pyrrhura perlata
Conure, Pearly; Pearly Parakeet
Pyrrhura picta
Conure, Painted; Painted Parakeet
Pyrrhura rhodogaster
Conure, Crimson-Bellied; Crimson-Bellied Parakeet
Pyrrhura rupicola
Conure, Black-Capped; Black-Capped Parakeet
Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha
Parrot, Thick-Billed
Trichoglossus euteles
Lorikeet, Perfect; Olive-Headed Lorikeet
Trichoglossus johnstoniae
Lorikeet, Johnstone’s; Mindanao Lorikeet
Trichoglossus ornatus
Lorikeet, Ornate




Alauda arvensis
Skylark; Eurasian Skylark 



Coryphospingus cucullatus
Finch, Red-Crested
Emberiza citrinella
Paroaria coronata
Cardinal, Red-Crested
Sicalis flaveola

Finch, Saffron

Tiaris canora
Grassquit, Cuban; Cuban Finch
Tiaris olivacea
Grassquit, Yellow-Faced; Olive Finch
Volatinia jacarina
Grassquit, Blue-Black; Jacarini Finch



Amadina erythrocephala

Sparrow, Paradise; Aberdeen Finch; Red-Headed Amadina

Amadina fasciata
Weaver, Cut-Throat; Cut-Throat Finch; Ribbon Finch
Amandava amandava amandava

Munia, Red; Red Strawberry Finch; Red Or Indian Avadavat; Tiger Finch; Red Waxbill

Amandava formosa

Munia, Green; Green Strawberry Finch, Green Avadavat

Amandava subflava

Waxbill, Zebra; Golden-Breasted Waxbill; Orange-Breasted Waxbill

Erythrura cyaneovirens
Parrot Finch, Red-Headed
Erythrura hyperythra
Parrot Finch, Bamboo; Tawny-Breasted Parrot Finch
Erythrura pealii
Parrot Finch, Fiji
Erythrura prasina
Parrot Finch, Pin-Tailed
Erythrura psittacea
Parrot Finch, Red-Throated; Red-Faced Parrot Finch
Erythrura trichroa

Parrot Finch, Blue-Faced (Excluding Erythrura Sigillifera)

Erythrura tricolor

Parrot Finch, Tri-Coloured; Three-Coloured Parrot Finch;

Tanimbar Parrot Finch

Estrilda astrild
Waxbill, Common; St Helena Waxbill
Estrilda caerulescens
Waxbill, Lavender; Lavender Finch
Estrilda melpoda
Waxbill, Orange-Cheeked
Estrilda troglodytes
Waxbill, Black-Rumped; Red-Eared Waxbill
Euschistospiza dybowskii
Twin-Spot, Dybowski’s
Hypargos niveoguttatus
Twin-Spot, Peters’
Lagonosticta rubricata
Fire Finch, Blue-Billed
Lagonosticta senegala
Fire Finch, Red-Billed
Lonchura bicolor

Mannikin, Black And White; Rufous-Backed Munia;

Blue-Billed Mannikin; Red-Backed Mannikin

Lonchura cantans
Silverbill, African
Lonchura cucullata

Mannikin, Bronze-Winged; Bronze Mannikin; Hooded Weaver

Lonchura domestica
Mannikin, Bengalese
Lonchura fringilloides
Mannikin, Magpie
Lonchura leucogastroides
Mannikin, Javanese; Javan Munia
Lonchura maja
Munia, White-Headed
Lonchura malabarica

Silverbill, Indian; White-Throated Munia; Common Silverbill

Lonchura malacca

Mannikin, Chestnut; Tri-Coloured Mannikin;

Black-Headed Munia; Black-Headed Nun

Lonchura striata (Incl. Domestica)
Munia, White-Rumped; Bengalese Mannikin
Padda oryzivora
Sparrow, Java; Paddy Finch
Pytilia hypogrammica
Pytilia, Red-Faced; Yellow-Winged Pytilia
Pytilia Melba
Pytilia, Green-Winged; Melba Finch
Pytilia phoenicoptera
Pytilia, Crimson-Winged; Aurora Finch
Uraeginthus angolensis

Cordon-Bleu; Blue-Breasted Cordon-Bleu; Blue-Breasted Waxbill

Uraeginthus bengalus
Cordon-Bleu, Red-Cheeked
Uraeginthus cyanocephalus
Cordon-Bleu, Blue-Capped; Blue-Headed Cordon-Bleu
Uraeginthus granatina
Waxbill, Violet-Eared; Common Grenadier
Uraeginthus Ianthinogaster
Grenadier, Purple; Purple Grenadier Waxbill 



Carduelis atriceps
Siskin, Black-Capped
Carduelis cannabina
Linnet, Eurasian
Carduelis carduelis
Goldfinch; Eurasian Goldfinch
Carduelis chloris
Greenfinch; European Greenfinch
Carduelis cucullata

Siskin, Red; Venezuelan Siskin; Black-Hooded Red Siskin

Carduelis clammea
Redpoll; Common Redpoll
Carduelis magellanica

Siskin, Hooded; Yellow Siskin; Black-Hooded Yellow Siskin


Carduelis notata
Siskin, Black-Headed
Carduelis sinica
Greenfinch, Oriental
Carduelis spinoides

Greenfinch, Yellow-Breasted; Black-Headed Greenfinch

Carduelis spinus
Siskin, European; Spruce Siskin
Carduelis uropygialis
Siskin, Yellow-Rumped
Carpodacus purpureus
Finch, Purple
Fringilla coelebs
Serinus atrogularis
Seedeater, Yellow-Rumped; Angolan Singing Finch
Serinus canaria
Canary, Common; Island Canary
Serinus dorsostriatus
Canary, White-Bellied
Serinus flaviventris
Canary, Yellow
Serinus leucopygius
Seedeater, White-Rumped; Grey Singing Finch
Serinus mozambicus
Canary, Yellow-Fronted; Green Singing Finch
Serinus serinus
Serin, European
Serinus xanthopygius
Seedeater, Abyssinian Yellow-Rumped



Copsychus malabaricus
Shama, White-Rumped
Copsychus saularis
Mapgie-Robin; Magpie-Robin, Oriental
Leiothrix argentauris
Mesia, Silver-Eared
Leiothrix lutea
Robin, Pekin; Red-Billed Leiothrix
Turdus merula
Blackbird, Common; Eurasian Blackbird 



Euplectes afer
Bishop, Golden; Napoleon Weaver
Euplectes albonotatus
Whydah, White-Winged
Euplectes axillaris

Whydah, Fan-Tailed; Widow Bird; Red-Shouldered Whydah

Euplectes orix

Weaver, Grenadier; Red Bishop; Orange Bishop Weaver; Northern Red Bishop Weaver

Foudia eminentissima
Fody, Mascarene; Red-Headed Fody; Comoro Fody
Foudia madagascariensis
Fody, Madagascan Red; Madagascar Weaver
Passer domesticus
Sparrow, House
Passer flaveolus
Sparrow, Plain-Backed; Pegu House Sparrow

Passer luteus
Sparrow, Sudan Golden
Vidua macroura
Whydah, Pin-Tailed
Vidua paradisea
Whydah, Paradise; Eastern Paradise Whydah 

179, 181(1)


Whole of the State

Class 19





Sturnus vulgaris
Common starling 

175(1), 179


The whole of the State west of a longitudinal line through Ceduna





Legislative History


IssueDate of OperationDate GazettedPage No(s)
Initial Declaration1 July 200530 June 20052018 – 2060
Plants – Replace Class 3E2 July 20072 July 20072927
Plants – Replace Class 11 and insert Class 1214 August 200814 August 20083619
Animals – Remove ‘ferret’ from Class 5 and insert Classes 20 and 21.28 August 200828 August 20083847
Plants – Replace Class 11 and insert Class 1313 August 200913 August 20093626
Animals – Replace Class 1027 May 201027 May 20102056
Animals – Insert Class 226 January 20116 January 201120
Animals – Replace ‘176(1)’ with ‘176(1a)’ in Classes 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 18, 21 and 2216 August 201322 August 20133547 – 3548
Animals – Amend reference to classes in Class 1 and update certain scientific and common names in Classes 5, 16, 17, 18 and 2211 December 201319 December 20134865 – 4866
Plants – Replace Schedule 2 with a revised Schedule11 December 201319 December 20134866 – 4887
Plants – Replace Schedule 2 with a revised Schedule28 July 201431 July 20143673 – 3685
Plants – Replace Class 1614 August 201421 August 20144093
Plants – Replace Schedule 2 with a revised Schedule3 January 201515 January 2015285 – 297
Animals – Insert Class 2326 March 20152 April 20151421
Plants – Replace Schedule 2 with a revised Schedule5 January 20179 February 2017368 – 382
Plants – Replace Classes 2, 9, 29 and 49 with revised versions in Schedule 218 July 201725 July 20172939 – 2940