Licence to Operate a Deer Farm - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a deer farm. This licence applies to both commercial (meat and antler products) and non-commercial deer farms (hobby farms).

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 ensure that:

  • the plans for the proposed deer farm, fencing and site are acceptable, as determined by a Wildlife Management Officer from Game Services Tasmania
  • the farm is unlikely to cause a threat to the environment, the community or the property of another person
  • the proposed deer farming operators are fit and proper persons
  • the fence used, or to be used, is an agency approved fence.

All farm deer must be acquired from a registered deer farmer. All acquired deer must be recorded in a deer farm receipt book, which will be provided by Game Services Tasmania.


A re-inspection will be arranged by the agency 5 years after the grant of a licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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You do not need to pay any fees.


Act(s) name

Nature Conservation Act 2002 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Nature Conservation (Deer Farming) Regulations 2022 Tasmania

Approval time

20 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Natural and Cultural Heritage

Wildlife Management Branch

Contact details

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