Game Hunting Guide Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence 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:

  • General (Guide) Game Hunting Licence (G-Guide)
  • Restricted (Guide) Game Hunting Licence (R-Guide).

A G-Guide licence authorises you to:

  • undertake guided hunting activities for game birds on private land
  • hunt game birds for personal recreation.

A G-Guide licence does not entitle you to hunt or guide hunting activities on public land.

An R-Guide licence authorises you to undertake guided hunting activities for game and feral animals on public land. It also confers the authority of a Restricted (Standard) Game Hunting Licence.

R-Guide licence holders are responsible for the following:

  • all hunters being guided on public land must be licensed
  • both the hunter and the guide must be accredited in the restricted licence category for the type of hunting occurring
  • both the hunter and the guide must apply for, and carry at all times (either digitally or physically), written permission to hunt.

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:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • hold a firearms licence
  • be a member of an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO)
  • become accredited for one or more restricted licence categories (R-Guide only).


Must Have

Firearms Licence

Might Need

Safari Tour Permit


Up to 5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All -

Full rate:

  • 1 year - $175.00
  • 2 years - $340.00
  • 3 years - $500.00
  • 4 years - $645.00
  • 5 years - $780.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $30.00

Fees for 2023-24

Approval time

Approximately 20 working days

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

DPI Hunting

Contact details

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