Occupier's Licence - Fauna - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to harm fauna on land that you either own or occupy. This licence can authorise you, or a person that holds a General Licence - Protected Fauna or a Commercial Fauna Harvester's Licence, to harm and dispose of (whether by sale or otherwise) fauna on your lands. Fauna are animals, including any mammal, bird, reptile or amphibian.

Harming an animal includes hunting, shooting, poisoning, netting, snaring, spearing, pursuing, capturing, trapping, injuring or killing it, but does not include harm caused by changing the habitat of the animal.

Please note that the licence will only authorise the harming of a set amount and type of fauna. As part of the conditions of this licence you may be supplied with labels, tags, slips or other objects to be attached to the animal carcasses.

You are encouraged to call the Contact Officer prior to lodging an application to discuss the nature and severity of the issue and any non-lethal measures that can be implemented to mitigate the problem.

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 justify reason for the need to harm fauna. You may be subject to an inspection by the Agency to verify your claims.

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


As specified by the Authority.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Wildlife Licensing and Management Unit

Mailing address: PO BOX 1967
Hurstville, New South Wales 1481
Phone: 02 9585 6406
Fax: 02 9585 6401
Email: Wildlife.licensing@environment.nsw.gov.au