Biodiversity Conservation Licence (Harm Flying-Foxes) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to shoot flying-foxes to mitigate commercial crop damage. This licence will authorise up to five shooters to shoot a strictly limited number of flying-foxes on a single property.

Before an application is approved, a property inspection must be undertaken to confirm damage by flying-foxes. Shooters should have sufficient experience and be proficient at accurately shooting moving targets with a shotgun.

Please be aware that before you undertake any shooting, you must ensure that all neighbouring properties have been informed.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Licences will be issued to shoot flying-foxes for the duration of the incursion, subject to strict limits.


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

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Environment, Energy and Science Group

National Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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