Game Licence - Tasmania


You will need the licence if you intend to hunt or take game. Game includes deer, wild duck, muttonbird, wallaby, brown quail or pheasant. Game licences are for recreational hunting within prescribed seasons.

Specific information regarding this licence will depend on the particular type of game being hunted.

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:

  • hold a current firearms licence (unless you are hunting mutton bird)
  • be aged over 14 years if a firearm will need to be used to take game
  • be willing to supply the agency with the required annual take information as requested.

Depending on your licence you may also need to:

  • have completed a Game Take Return Information Form if applying to renew licences
  • have the permission of the landowner if on private land if hunting on private land
  • have passed a Waterfowl Identification Test if applying for a licence to take wild duck.


As specified


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Fee information is in the attached form.

Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 2002 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010 Tasmania

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Natural and Cultural Heritage

Wildlife Management Branch

Contact details

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Wildlife Management Branch

Natural and Cultural Heritage

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: Level 8
59 Liverpool Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253
Website: Wildlife Management (Opens in new window)