State Game Reserve Activity Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct certain activities within a state game reserve.

These activities include:

  • interfering with animals
  • feeding animals
  • bringing animals into a reserve
  • using or carrying poisons and traps
  • possessing or carrying a firearm or bow
  • interfering with rocks or natural objects
  • using noisy devices or equipment
  • engaging in sport or recreational activities
  • conducting organised events
  • conducting commercial activities
  • placing or distributing advertising material
  • conducting commercial filming and photography
  • using an aircraft.

There are exemptions to when a dog may be brought into a state game reserve without a permit. These exemptions apply when:

  • the dog is the person's assistance dog
  • the dog is brought into an area specified as a dog area
  • the dog is confined in a vehicle
  • it is open season for game ducks or stubble quail and the dog is a gun dog.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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 State Game Reserve Activity Permit - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Plants and Animals

Act(s) name

Wildlife Act 1975 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife (State Game Reserves) Regulations 2014 (Victoria)

Contact details

Wildlife and Game Licensing
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Plants and Animals

Operating address:
8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address:
PO BOX 500
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002


13 61 86


03 9637 8475


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