Important shipping notice:
To ensure the safety and well-being of the live animals there will be a reduction in shipping over Easter.
Due to recent extended delivery times throughout parts of Australia and the forthcoming shorter weeks due to Easter public holidays, deliveries to Vic, Tas, SA and WA will be shipped at the start of the next full week - on Monday 12th of April.
This is in the interests of animal welfare to ensure deliveries reach their destinations safely – we apologise for any inconvenience.
We ship live animals Australia-wide to Australian destinations only
Our animals are shipped via Australian Express Post each Monday after payment has been received. We ship all orders from our north Queensland office. Delivery usually takes two days, but may take three days depending on your location. Shipping for most live animal orders is $15 Australia-wide.
If you order non-living items only, your order will be shipped on Mondays via regular post and will take 2-5 business days to arrive.
Weekly order deadline
Orders and payment need to be received by 12:00pm each Monday to be included in that week's dispatch. Orders received (or payments processed) after this time will be dispatched the following week.
Western Australian Customers
Western Australian customers require an import permit. This permit will cost $30. Click the link below for the application form.
A copy of the approved permit will need to be emailed to Minibeast Wildlife at firstname.lastname@example.org before the order can be dispatched.
There is also a quarantine inspection fee in Western Australia to ensure that the animals in the package match the animals on the permit. This fee is around $50, and you will be sent an invoice from the WA Quarantine department after you receive the insects.
Tasmanian customers may require a Special Authority for the importation of live animals into the state.
The animals that DO NOT require a Special Authority can be found at the following site:
If you are ordering animals other than these, please check importation requirements with local authorities before making a purchase, then download the following form and send it to Biosecurity TAS. This may take up to 10 days for approval.
For more information, please contact DPIPWEAnimalDisease.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
A copy of the approved special authority will need to be emailed to Minibeast Wildlife at email@example.com before the order can be dispatched.
All animals are covered by our seven-day Minibeast Guarantee