Special Native Game Bird Licence Conditions

NSW Game Hunting Licence holders who have updated their licence to participate in the Native Game Bird Management Program are subject to special licence conditions. The native game bird conditions are attached to a letter that confirms the licence holder's eligibility to hunt native game birds under the program.

Your NSW Game Hunting Licence is now subject to the following additional conditions, specific to the hunting of native game birds:

1. Hunting of native game birds in NSW

The holder of a NSW Game Hunting Licence must not hunt native game birds listed in Schedule 3 to the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 unless a sufficient quota of a specified number and type of native game bird remains in place on a property covered by a Native Game Bird Management Licence.

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 Section 32D(3)

2. Permission required to enter land

The holder of a NSW Game Hunting Licence must not hunt on any land without the express authority of the occupier of the land and must comply with any reasonable direction given to the person by the landholder in relation to the killing of native game birds on that land.

Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation 2012 Schedule 1 clause 10A(1) and Schedule 2 clause 3

3. Hunting of game birds at night

The holder of a NSW Game Hunting Licence may hunt native game birds at night, but only in the immediate vicinity of a planted crop and where lighting of sufficient brightness is used to enable the person to clearly see and identify the target species.

Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation 2012 Schedule 1 clause 10(1A)

4. Native game bird property quotas

The holder of a NSW Game Hunting Licence (the hunter) who proposes to kill native game birds on the properties of Native Game Bird Management Licence holders (landholders) must:

  • obtain and record the number and type of native game birds remaining for each property in the Native Game Bird Hunter Diary supplied by the Regulatory Authority no more than 48 hours before they intend to hunt on that property.

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 Section 32D(3)

  • record the number and type of native game birds harvested on a property in the Native Game Bird Hunter Diary supplied by the Regulatory Authority, before leaving that property.

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 Section 32D(3)

  • lodge a Native Game Bird Harvest Return with the Regulatory Authority, recording the number and type of native game birds harvested on a property, within 14 days of harvesting these native game birds.  If you do not hunt native game birds in 2015-16 or do not harvest any birds this year then you do not need to submit a nil harvest return.

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 Section 32E(2)

  • not harvest native game birds for the purposes of sale.

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 Section 22(2)

  • only use shotguns not exceeding 12 gauge or two barrels.

Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 Section 22(2)

Download the Special Native Game Bird Game Hunting Licence Conditions (PDF, 32.48 KB)