Standard Game Hunting Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence to hunt game (including game birds) and feral animals on public or private land. Game and feral animals includes, but is not limited to:

  • wild deer, such as sambar and fallow
  • game birds
  • feral animals such as pigs, foxes and rabbits
  • ducks under the game bird management program.

There are two classes of licences:

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

The G-Licence allows you to hunt game birds on private land, including native species under the Native Game Bird Management Program. You must have the permission of the private landowner or manager in addition to the G-Licence. This licence type does not allow you to hunt on declared public hunting land.

The R-Licence allows you to hunt game and feral animals on public land that has been declared and open to hunting, or on private land with permission of the landholder.

You do not need a licence if you are hunting rabbits, foxes, feral deer, feral goats, feral pigs, hares, feral cats or wild dogs (other than dingo) on private land, you just need permission from the landowner.

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 over 12 years old
  • be a member of an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO)
  • become accredited for one or more of the R-Licence categories (firearms, bows, dogs, or blackpowder firearms) (if applying for an R-Licence)
  • have parent or guardian approval if over the ages of 12 and under 18 years.


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 - $75.00
  • 2 years - $145.00
  • 3 years - $210.00
  • 4 years - $270.00
  • 5 years - $325.00.

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $30.00

Fees for 2023-24

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.