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.
Online licence holder services
Use our online services portal to book a hunt, update your contact details and lots more.
You'll need your licence number and security PIN that was issued with your licence.
If your NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence has expired, you do not need to resit the R-Licence Accreditation Course to renew. Use the links on our Online services page to either apply online or submit an application form (PDF, 125.0 KB).
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