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Information regarding the sale of Illegal Wildlife in Victoria

It is an offence to import, sell or keep illegal exotic wildlife (or their eggs or offspring) in Victoria without the appropriate licence, permit or authority. Animals such as snakes and reptiles (including lizards and turtles), have been seized in Victoria from the illegal trade.

A notoriously cruel trade, many animals don't survive being imported into Victoria. By buying illegally imported animals, you could be supporting this cruelty. More information on illegal wildlife trafficking.

Make sure that any wildlife you buy has been purchased from a legitimate source, and you are appropriately licensed to keep it. Visit and for more information.

Please report any wildlife being sold on Gumtree through the 'Report ad' function on the listing, or direct to Crime Stoppers.

If you have any information regarding the illegal importation or sale of wildlife in Victoria, please report it to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or at the Crime Stoppers Victoria website.