Restrictions on Importing Fox and Fox Products

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment wishes to remind members of the public that a total ban remains in force for the importation of live foxes into Tasmania.

Restrictions also apply to the importation into Tasmania of unprocessed or untanned fox carcasses, fox parts and all fox products (including fox scats) as follows:

·         Fox carcasses, salted, dried or frozen fox skins, including untanned fox tails, any other untanned fox parts and fox scats may not be imported.

·         Fully tanned fox skins/pelts/products, including fully mounted foxes prepared by a taxidermist:
No restrictions apply to the importation into Tasmania of these fully tanned fox products, but they must still be presented for biosecurity inspection upon arrival in Tasmania.

Failure to comply with the import requirements of section 17(1) of the Animal Health Act 1995 may result in a $318 Biosecurity Infringement Notice being issued to the individual importer, with the fox parts or fox products being seized and destroyed.

For more information, please contact

Biosecurity Tasmania (Biosecurity) Enquiries

13 St. Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777
Fax: 03 6173 0225

Animal Disease Enquiries
Chief Veterinary Officer
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3263

Prohibition on importation of animals