Professional Kangaroo Shooter's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to shoot kangaroos for sale and sell the carcasses or skins to a kangaroo processor. This licence will authorise you to shoot western grey kangaroos and red kangaroos in certain municipal areas and with the written permission of the land owner.

Please note that in addition to this licence the number of kangaroos you can take is limited by a system of royalty tags, which must be attached to each carcass.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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:

  • provide letters of approval from land holders
  • provide details of any prior convictions relating to wildlife
  • hold a current firearm licence
  • hold a current West Australian marksmanship certificate
  • have completed the required game meat handling and hygiene courses
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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



Up to 12 months.


Licences expire on December 31 each year.



Other resources

Approval time

Up to 20 working days.

Administering agency

Department of Parks and Wildlife

Act(s) name

Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries - Kangaroos, Wildlife Licensing Section
Department of Parks and Wildlife

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 30
Bentley Delivery Centre
Western Australia 6983


08 9219 9164


08 9219 8242

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