Hound Registration - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to use a hound for the purpose of hunting Sambar Deer. Hounds will only be considered if they are purebred:

  • Beagles
  • Harriers
  • Bloodhounds.

Your hound must undergo a physical assessment to ensure that it meets physical requirements.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • have your dog assessed against the Australian National Kennel Council Breed Standard by an approved assessor
  • have had your hound microchipped
  • be the owner of the hound being registered
  • submit the required forms
  • have your hound registered with your local council
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please note that hounds must be over the age of twelve months for registration, though you may apply for written authorisation to use a hound under the age of twelve months using the relevant form.


For the length of ownership of your hound


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required. Fees for 2021-22


Act(s) name

Wildlife Act 1975 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012 Victoria

Administering agency

Game Management Authority

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:

Game Management Authority

Operating address: 2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 61 86
Fax: 03 9092 1947
Website: Game Management Authority (Opens in new window)