Game Hunting Guide Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to act as a hunting guide and assist a person on a hunt for game or feral animals for a fee or reward. Game and feral animals include, but are 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.

There are two classes of licences:

  • A NSW general (guide) game hunting licence is required if you intend to guide others in their pursuit of hunting game animals on private land in NSW.
  • A NSW restricted (guide) game hunting licence is required if you intend to guide others in their pursuit of hunting game and feral animals on public land in NSW.

Please be aware that depending on the nature of your intended activities (for example, using firearms as part of the hunting activities) you will require additional licences.

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:

  • apply as an individual (natural person)
  • pay any required fees
  • submit an application form
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • be over at least 18 years old
  • be a member of an approved professional hunting organisation (APHO)
  • become accredited for one or more R-Licence categories (restricted licence only)
  • 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.

Duration

1 to 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
General Duplicate Certificate Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $30.00 -
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $175.00

Licence for one year.

Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $340.00 Licence for two years.
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $500.00 Licence for three years.
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $645.00 Licence for four years.
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $850.00 Licence for five years.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Game Licensing Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Mailing address: Locked Bag 21
Orange
New South Wales 2800
Phone: 02 6391 3750
Fax: 02 6361 2093
Email: game.licensing@dpi.nsw.gov.au