Game and feral animals such as foxes and rabbits, wild deer, feral goats and pigs can have impacts on agricultural production, the environment and communities. Hunting is recognised as one of a number of tools used in the management of game and feral animals and also as a legitimate recreational pursuit.
The Game Licensing Unit manages hunter licensing, education, regulation and compliance, native game birds and the administration of hunting on public land in NSW.
NSW Game Hunting Licence holders are able to renew their licence online from 60 days prior to their expiry date up to 10 days after their expiry date.
If your NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence has expired, you do not need to resit the R-Licence Accreditation Course to renew. If your licence has expired by more than 10 days, you will need to submit a paper renewal though.
Download an R-Licence application form (PDF, 125.0 KB) and simply tick the renewal box, update your details and attach a photocopy of your current membership with an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO)... we'll take it from there!
Changes to legislation in NSW will now see the DPI Game Licensing Unit administer all licences for the harvest of native game birds in NSW.
Hunter LEAP Providers and Trainers have taken over the delivery of R-Licence Accreditation Courses and other education and training under our Hunter Learning, Education and Accreditation Program.
Before hunters are able to hunt in NSW State forests they must complete two new online education modules. The new modules cover outdoor navigation and knowledge of written permission conditions.
State Forests re-declared on 14 January 2014 may be opened under new conditions.
Supplementary pest control trials in national parks
Supplementary pest control trials in NSW national parks and reserves are managed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage