Reptiles & Amphibians

Your Reptile Superstore

In Western Australia, a licence is required to keep reptiles and amphibians as pets. This measure is in place to ensure such animals receive the specialised care they require. See the attached 'Approved Reptile Keeping List' or click on the links below to find out which reptiles and amphians are suitable to keep as pets. Come in and speak to one of our knowedgable staff about the basic requirements for each species and to determine which species might be a suitable pet for you.  You will also find the license application form attached below.

Approved Reptile Keeping List

Herpetofauna Keeper’s Licence

Exciting news for reptile and amphibian keepers. Six new species have been added to the keepers list as of the 24th of March 2016.

These include:

Northern Blue Tongued Skink - Tiliqua scincoides intermedia (Category 2)

Children’s Python - Antaresia childreni (Category 3)

North-western Red-faced Turtle - Emydura victoriae (Category 3)

Banded Knob-tailed Gecko - Nephrurus wheeleri (Category 3)

Common Tree Snake - Dendrelaphis punctulatus (Category 4)

Yellow-faced Whip Snake - Demansia psammophis (Category 5)

These are in addition to the five species added on the 3rd of September 2013 that included:

Pygmy Pythons – Antaresia perthensis (Category 4)

Water Python – Liasis fuscus (Category 4)

North-western Carpet Python – Morelia spilota variegata (Category 4)

Rough-scaled Python - Morelia carinata (Category 5)

Brown Tree Snake – Boiga irregularis (Category 5)

Furthermore, seven species from the original list have been placed in one category lower than what they were. These include

King’s Skink - now category 2

Magnificent Tree Frog - now category 3

Western Spotted Frog - now category 3

Woma - now category 3

Ridge-tailed Monitor - now category 3

Short-tailed Pygmy Monitor - now category 3

Steindachner’s Snake-necked Turtle (Flat Shell Turtle) - now category 3

Note that DPaW accidently omitted Stripe-tailed Pygmy Monitor – Varanus caudolineatus from the latest species list, an unintended mistake.The reptile additions and category reclassifications are the result of hard work from the Western Australian Herpetological Society and its members. The new species provide an exciting opportunity for keepers to pursue their particular interests and enjoy many of our native Western Australian reptiles and amphibians.

Reclassification of Oedura species and what this means for herpetofauna keepers August 2016

Recent taxonomic work has been published splitting Marbled Velvet Geckos Oedura marmorata into two species. The Oedura  found exclusively in WA, characterised by having a slender tail and fringed toes pads is now classified as the Western Marbled Velvet Gecko Oedura fimbria. The Oedurafound in northern regions of the Northern Territory, charaterised by its broader tail retains its scientific name Oedura marmorata. Department of Parks and Wildlife has updated the species list due to this change, removing Oedura marmorata and adding Oedura fimbria. This means keepers are no longer allowed to purchase new Oedura marmorata and must not breed, transfer or sell any animals in their collection.