Bird and Bat Banding Under the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme

Only bird and bat banders with a current licence issued under the Nature Conservation Act 1980 can legally undertake banding activities in the ACT. The Australian Bird and Bat Banding Authority is a separate authority granted by Environment Australia, a Commonwealth Government agency.

'A' class banders must submit applications as detailed above and include a copy of their current bird banding authority.

'C' class banders must submit, where possible, a list of the projects they anticipate that they will be working on and the 'A' class bird or bat bander who is responsible for each project. A copy of your current 'C' class banding authority must also be included.

'R' class banders must submit details of the project they will be working on and the 'A' class bird or bat bander who is responsible for that project. A copy of your current 'R' class banding authority must also be included.