Can you have a monitor lizard as a pet in Australia?

Can you have a monitor lizard as a pet in Australia?

All native reptiles are protected. It is illegal to keep exotic (non-Australian) reptiles in captivity. They must be acquired by a licensed keeper or supplier and cannot be taken from the wild. To keep a reptile as a private keeper you will need to acquire a license of the state or territory wildlife authority.

What reptiles can you own in Queensland?

These include:

  • American corn snakes.
  • anoles – all types.
  • boa constrictors.
  • ball pythons.
  • chameleons.
  • dingoes.
  • feral pigs.
  • ferrets.

How much do monitor lizards sell for?

Monitors, as a family, present the keeper with a very wide range of options. Some species are quite inexpensive, such as the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus), which may sell for as little as $25, while others may cost much more, such as the green tree monitor (V. prasinus), which sells for anywhere from $500 to $700.

How do I get a reptile licence in Qld?

To be Granted a Licence You Must: Be 13 years of age or over – a legal guardian??? s details and signature will be required for applicants under the age of 18 (i.e. between the age of 13 -18) Complete and submit an application form – which you can download from the website (

Is a monitor lizard an invasive species?

Monitor lizard. The monitor lizards are large lizards in the genus Varanus. They are native to Africa, Asia and Oceania , but are now found also in the Americas as an invasive species.

Where are monitor lizards found?

Monitor Lizards are large reptiles found in Africa and all across Asia, including the surrounding seas. The monitor lizard is mainly found in jungle areas although some species of monitor lizard are water-bound.

How many species of monitor lizards are there?

Although there are over 70 different species of monitor lizards, only a few are commonly found in the pet trade. The types available range from small to large and live in different habitats.

What are the different types of monitor lizards?

Some classic species of monitor lizards include the the Nile monitor lizard, Gray’s monitor lizard, the Komodo dragon, mangrove monitor lizard and Panay monitor lizard, although the list goes on and on and on. Monitor lizards come from many different corners of the planet, and as a result reside in many different types of habitats.