(1) All wildlife that:
(a) is in a park, reserve, sanctuary, wilderness zone or area of essential habitat; or
(b) is a vertebrate that is indigenous to Australia,
is protected wildlife.
(2) The Regulations may prescribe species of wildlife that are protected wildlife.
(3) Despite subsections (1) and (2), the Minister may, in relation to the whole or a specified part of the Territory, declare by notice in the Gazette that a species of wildlife is protected wildlife.
(4) Protected wildlife is protected wildlife whether or not the property in the wildlife is vested in the Territory.