Commercial Game Hunting Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to hunt species of introduced game or feral animals on declared public land or private property for commercial purposes (with the intention of selling the harvested meat). Game and feral animals include, but is not limited to:

  • wild deer such as sambar and fallow
  • game birds (other than native game birds) such as California quail and pheasant
  • feral animals such as pigs, foxes and rabbits
  • ducks under the game bird management program.

The licence you will be granted is dependent on the type of animal you intend to hunt, the land you intend to hunt on and the reason for hunting the animal. There are two types of licence:

  • Restricted commercial licence (R-licence): required if you intend to hunt game and feral animals on declared public land or private property.
  • General commercial licence (G-licence): required if you intend to hunt game animals on private property.

You will require the permission of the property owner to hunt on private property. In addition, to hunt on declared public land, you will require written permission from the relevant land manager.

You must also purchase wild deer tags from the Agency before harvesting any deer. Tags must be attached to all species immediately after harvesting.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • apply as an individual (natural person)
  • apply using the approved form and provide any requested documentation
  • pay the required fee
  • have not been found guilty of an offence in the previous 10 years involving cruelty or harm to animals, personal violence, damage to property or unlawful entry into land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

1 to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyLicence$300.00Licence for one year.
Licence$550.00Licence for two years.
Licence$775.00Licence for three years.
Licence$1,000.00Licence for four years.
Licence$1,200.00Licence for five years.
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$30.00
Inspection

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Application

Lodge

Please lodge your application form and associated documentation directly with the Agency.


Approval time

21 working days (sometimes longer during peak periods).

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Game Licensing Unit

Act(s) name

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation 2012 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Game Licensing Unit


Mailing address:
Locked Bag 21
Orange
New South Wales 2800

Phone:

02 6391 3750

Fax:

02 6361 2093
game.licensing@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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