Authority to Hunt in a National Park - Victoria

Service summary

You may require this authorisation if you intend to hunt in a national park. Most national parks are closed to hunting at all times. However, hunting in specified areas of the following parks is permitted at certain times:

  • Alpine National Park and Avon Wilderness Park
  • Baw Baw National Park
  • Cape Conran Coastal Park
  • Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
  • Lake Albacutya Park
  • Lake Eildon National Park
  • Mitchell River National Park
  • Tara Range Park
  • Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park.

The location, times of year, type and calibre of weapons allowed to be used will be set out in the authorisation.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please note that to be able to hunt in a national park, you must have a game licence or authorisation to hunt, as well as a current firearms licence.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.



Application for Authority to Hunt in a National Park - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Game Management Authority

Act(s) name

National Parks Act 1975 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

National Parks Regulations 2013 (Victoria)

Contact details

Game Management Authority

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address:
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000


13 61 86


03 9092 1947


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