Kangaroo Harvesting Program Registration - Victoria


This program enables the commercial harvesting of kangaroos in Victoria. Authorised and trained harvesters will harvest kangaroos sustainably and suitable kangaroo carcasses will be removed and safely stored before being delivered to a processing centre where they will be processed for pet food to minimise wastage.

This program ensures the kangaroo population is managed sustainably, in line with animal welfare standards, while helping landowners who are having problems with kangaroos. These problems might include crop destruction, loss of water meant for livestock and damage to property such as fences.

If you are a landowner or harvester and want to be involved in this program, you will need to register.  Authorised and trained harvesters will be matched with landowners who want kangaroos harvested on their property.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to register as a harvester, you need to provide evidence of appropriate training including:

  • firearms proficiency training
  • Game Harvester Skill Set.

You must also hold a Victorian firearm licence.


Must Have

Firearm Licence


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Act(s) name

Wildlife Act 1975 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes 2008 Victoria

Additional information

Kangaroo harvest numbers will be based on a quota which will be updated every 12 months in response to kangaroo population surveys and population modelling. The 2022 quota is now available and covers the period 4 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Agriculture Victoria

Contact details

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