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 apply online or submit an application form (PDF, 125.0 KB).
A restricted trial of bowfishing for Carp in select inland waterways commences December 2015.
The NSW Native Game Bird Management Program allows licensed hunters to help landholders sustainably manage the impacts of native game birds over their agricultural crop.
Hunter LEAP Providers and Trainers are now delivering the R-Licence Accreditation Course 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.
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