To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- complete and submit an application form
- be a fit and proper person and of good character
- provide details of any convictions for offences under relevant legislation during the 10 years preceding your application
- comply with any conditions, limitations, restriction that may be specified
- pay any required fees.
Before you can hunt game birds, including duck, you need to pass the Waterfowl Identification Test. This test ensures that only those hunters able to demonstrate adequate identification skills are permitted to hunt ducks in Victoria.
Before you can hunt Sambar deer with hounds, you need to pass the Hound Hunting Test. This test is designed to ensure that hunters using scent-trailing hounds to hunt Sambar Deer are aware of their legal, ethical and safety requirements when hunting.
To possess, use or carry a firearm in Victoria, you must hold and carry a current Firearms Licence issued by Victoria Police or any equivalent current interstate Firearms Licence. In addition, all firearms must be registered. This includes all shotguns and rifles.
Certain types of firearms and shot are prohibited for the hunting of certain game. Restrictions may also be placed on the hunting methods that can be used. Certain species can only be hunted through approved hunting methods.