Professional Hunter's Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to work as a professional hunter in NSW. A professional hunter is a person (other than a commercial hunter or hunting guide) who hunts game animals in the course of any paid employment or engagement. This licence authorises you to hunt deer and other game animals on private land. It does not allow you to hunt on public land, or to guide others or sell any part of the harvested animal. Game and feral animals include, but is 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.

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:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be actively or intend to be engaged or employed as a professional contract shooter to control or suppress deer species on private land for payment (evidence may be required)
  • be a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • have a registered business name and active ABN
  • 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
  • hold a current firearms licence with the genuine reason (Vertebrate Pest Animal Control - Contract Shoot).

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your licence will be subject to conditions such as use a log book to record your hunting activities.

Duration

Up to 5 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $75.00

Licence for one year.

Apply Licence All $145.00 Licence for two years.
Apply Licence All $210.00 Licence for three years.
Apply Licence All $270.00 Licence for four years.
Apply Licence All $325.00 Licence for five years.
General Duplicate Certificate All $30.00 -

Act(s) name

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries

Game Licensing Unit

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Mailing address: Locked Bag 21
Orange
New South Wales 2800
Phone: 02 6363 7650
Email: game.licensing@dpi.nsw.gov.au