(1) Subject to this Part, the Director may grant or refuse to grant a permit having considered and taken into account:
(a) the classification of wildlife under section 29;
(b) the principles of management set out in section 31;
(c) all relevant management programs, co-operative management agreements, declarations of areas of essential habitat and agreements under sections 73 and 74;
(d) the likely effect (and in particular any detrimental impact) of the issue of a permit on the continued survival of wildlife, habitats, vegetation and ecosystems and on the landscape and the environment generally;
(e) in the case of a permit relating to prohibited entrants – matters relating to the retrieval, capture, disposal or destruction of an escaped prohibited entrant;
(f) the welfare of the animal or animals to which the permit relates;
(g) the protection of the safety and welfare of the public; and
(h) any prescribed matters.
(2) The Director must not grant a permit authorising:
(a) an activity that is inconsistent with the objectives of a management program; or
(b) unless the Minister gives his or her written approval to do so – the taking or interference with wildlife that is threatened wildlife.
(3) The Director must not grant a permit to a person if the person or a nominee specified by the person in the application has been found guilty of an offence against this Act or that otherwise relates to wildlife within the 5 year period immediately before the person applies for the permit.
(4) A permit is to be in a form approved by the Director and, if the permit is granted to a person and his or her nominees, is to specify the nominees.