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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lorikeet Licence in WA

Hey I'm Jenny and this is my first post on this forum.
I live in Western Australia and was wondering if anyone knew if you needed a licence to keep Lorikeets here in WA, because I'm adopting one in the next week or so. I have researched about this topic and have found that you do need a licence, but I just wanted verification for this.

If you're wondering what type of lorikeet I'm getting it is a Red Collared x Scaly Breasted Lorikeet, he's around 7-8 weeks old and He's quite the character.

Thank you in advance.

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Hi Jenny, welcome to Talk Parrots.

I'm unfamiliar with rules about owning certain birds in OZ or if you need licenses, but maybe Kate will be able to share some information with you as she lives in Australia so she might know.

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Hi Jenny. Unfortunately in WA the Rainbow Lorikeet has been classified as a pest animal and is subject to pretty strict control. They are not native to WA and were introduced in the 1960's from a group of escaped birds and became established in Perth. As the bird you are looking at is a Hybrid the rules may be slightly different but as it looks more Rainbow than Scaly it will probably need a licence. I notice though from the picture that the neck ring is slightly red. Are you sure it is not a Red Collared Scaly cross or a Red Collared Rainbow cross. If it is a Red Collared they are native to the Kimberley area and as such may not be classified as a pest. The Red Collared is a sub species of the Rainbow. But may still require a licence to keep them in captivity. What ever hybrid it is you will need to contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife with regards to a licence to keep one. I am in NSW and the nearly all the Australian Lorikeets were taken off the licencing system around 2000, only a couple of the less common species were kept on the licence scheme to keep them. There are many breeders in WA who keep and breed the Rainbow and you may find that you only need to obtain the equivalent to a Companion Pet Licence that we have here in NSW to keep a restricted species of bird.

Until you contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife you will not know if you can get a licence for this little sweetie.

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/birds/rainbow-lorikeet
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I'm not sure what hybrid it is as the breeder had told me that it was a scaly x red collar, but I don't know maybe it is a Red collar x rainbow, I'll look into that. As for the licence, thanks so much for the info, I'll definitely contact the department of parks and wildlife for more information about it.
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If it is a Scaly x Red Collar you may not even need a licence for him. Scaly's are not listed as a pest in WA and Red Collars are native even though they are found in the Kimberley area. But you will still need to check to see if a licence is required.
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