Online licence holder services

Apply or renew your licence

You can apply for a new game hunting licence or renew an existing licence using our online licensing services.

If you want to apply for a licence type that is Restricted, it is important to read about how to become accredited and qualify for the licence before you apply.

A continuing technical issue is preventing some applicants using an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) from attaching supporting documents to an application. You can still lodge an online application using a non-iOS device or computer.

What do I need to access the online licence holder services?

  • Your hunting licence number (6-digits, starting with 4).
  • Your security PIN.

Your security PIN is issued to you with your licence. To find out your security pin, use the Login now button below to access online services and then use the 'Forgot your PIN?' option. You're also able to change your PIN to something you'll remember more easily.

Note: the web address for online licence holder services has changed. Please refresh any bookmarks you may have saved to your computer.


Alert: bookings for Maragle South State forest

Restricted Game Hunting Licence holders will be unable to book written permission to hunt in Maragle South State forest from
28 December, 2016.

Due to the popularity of deer hunting in Maragle South, and the difficulties many experience in trying to book this forest, we will be moving to an equitable ballot system.

Balloted hunts will be allocated from 1 March 2017 and will cease on 31 May 2017. Online bookings will resume after 31 May.

At all times Maragle South will remain subject to Ecological Deer Management conditions.

Ballot applications will be invited in mid-January 2017. Hunters are encouraged to update their email address to receive alerts and more information about the ballot.


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What can I use online licence holder services for?

You can apply for Written Permission to hunt on declared public land using the online system if you hold a current Restricted Game Hunting Licence .

If you are booking a hunt for the first time, you need to complete additional training before you can access the booking system. You will need to provide:

  • details of the vehicle you will be travelling in, including make, model, colour and registration number
  • details of any dogs accompanying you, including breed, sex, colour and microchip number

The Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) needs to be able to schedule work in and around forests where hunting occurs. A one clear day provision applies to Written Permission for NSW State forests.

There must be one clear day between when the Written Permission is granted and the hunting can begin. This applies to the first booking for each forest. If more bookings are made for the same forest on the same days, the next hunter does not need to observe the provision.

NSW Game Hunting Licence holders are required to update their details within 14 days of any changes.

You can update the following details by logging into online services:

  • email address
  • phone numbers (home phone, mobile, fax)
  • residential address
  • postal address

R-Licensed hunters can update the following information which will be used for Written Permission bookings:

  • motor vehicle details
  • hunting dog details

Once this information is recorded on our database, future Written Permission requests will be pre-filled with these details. You'll still be able to change them during your booking though.

If you're unable to use Online licence holder services, you can update your information by contacting customer service on 02 6391 6750 or game.licensing@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

R-Licence hunters need to complete two online education modules. These modules cover outdoor navigation and Written Permission conditions. Once you have completed these modules you must read and acknowledge a safety brief on signs you may see in NSW State forests. The modules and the safety brief can be accessed using online services. You will be able to book Written Permission to hunt on public land on completing this additional training .

You are required to provide a harvest return for all Written Permissions that are issued to hunt on public land.

If you have two outstanding harvest returns, you will not be able to apply for another Written Permission until you have submitted a harvest return. You must indicate what you saw and/or harvested from your previous bookings.

Use this section to reprint your Written Permission or to cancel a permit you have booked.

If you are planning to hunt in State forests you must carry a GPS enabled device at all times. The device must be able to locate you and have the hunting and exclusion zone maps for the forest you are hunting on it.

You should download the GPS maps when you book a hunt. You will not be able to print your Written Permission until you have done this. You are also able to download the maps from online services without having to make a booking.

Please refer to the GPS download guides for assistance with device types and downloading instructions.

Each quarter, a new species report is published to identify which animals are found in each forest.

The reports are based on sightings and harvests that are reported by hunters on their harvest returns. You can find the most up to date species report by logging into online services.

You can only access the Native Game Bird portal if you hold a game hunting licence that is updated for game birds . If you need to update your licence, download and submit Form GB-A - Native Game Bird Licence update .

Once you have updated your licence, you'll have access to the following:

  • native game bird property quotas (using a landholder's Native Game Bird Management Licence number)
  • native game bird harvest returns (to report harvested native game birds after a hunt)
  • the landholder register, provided landholders have listed their contact information to seek assistance from licence holders
Quotas

To find out the available quota  for a property you intend to hunt you must have the landholder's Native Game Bird Management Licence number..

You must find out the available quota for each property you intend to hunt no earlier than 48 hours before attending the property. You must also record this number in your Hunter Diary  before you hunt.

The available quota for each property is colour-coded and is outlined below:

  • green - quota available
  • orange - native game bird harvests are approaching the quota limit, exercise caution
  • red - the quota has been reached or exceeded and is unavailable

Troubleshooting written permissions

Following system upgrades in August 2016, some Restricted licence holders may experience trouble downloading and printing written permissions.

Most issues experienced relate to allowing pop-ups within your software. Use the instructions below to enable pop-ups so you can view and print your written permissions.

Configuring your web browser to allow pop-up windows

Most web browsers include a feature to block pop-up windows. While this may eliminate unwanted or annoying pop-up windows, the feature will prevent Written Permissions from being viewed and printed.

Use the instructions below to configure your web browser to allow pop-up windows on websites.

Note: Some third party applications also block pop-ups, for example Google, MSN, and Yahoo! Toolbars. To allow pop-up windows with these applications you need to change your settings within the program.

Safari (OS X) – Mac books

Safari for OS X has no per-website control over blocking pop-up windows. Pop-ups are either blocked, or they are not. To allow pop-ups:

  1. From the Safari menu, choose Preferences... and click the Security tab.
  2. Ensure the Block pop-up windows option is not checked. Unchecking this option will allow pop-ups.
  3. To block pop-ups once again, check the Block pop-up windows checkbox.

Safari (iOS) – iPads & iPhones

Safari for iOS has no per-website control over blocking pop-up windows. Pop-ups are either blocked, or they are not. To allow pop-ups:

  1. From the Settings menu, choose Safari.
  2. Scroll down to the Block pop-up option and move the slider to the off position (to the left). Unchecking this option will allow pop-ups.
  3. To block pop-ups once again, move the Block pop-up slider to the on position (to the right).

Configuring your web browser to allow pop-up windows

Most web browsers include a feature to block pop-up windows. While this may eliminate unwanted or annoying pop-up windows, the feature will prevent Written Permissions from being viewed and printed.

Use the instructions below to configure your web browser to allow pop-up windows on websites.

Note: Some third party applications also block pop-ups, for example Google, MSN, and Yahoo! Toolbars. To allow pop-up windows with these applications you need to change your settings within the program.

Chrome (Windows/OS X)

To allow all websites to use pop-ups:

  1. Click the icon with three horizontal bars in the upper right side of the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings section and click Show advanced settings... .
  4. In the Privacy section, click Content settings... . The Content settings window appears.
  5. Scroll to the Pop-ups section, select the Allow all sites to show pop-ups radio button.
  6. Click Done.

To allow only selected webpages:

  1. Open Chrome, then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. In Chrome's URL window, highlight the entire web address of the current page, then choose the Copy command from the Edit menu or right-click and choose the Copy command.
  3. Click the icon with three horizontal bars in the upper right side of the browser toolbar.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings section and click Show advanced settings... .
  6. In the Privacy section, click Content settings... . The Content settings window appears.
  7. Scroll to the Pop-ups section, and then ensure the Do not allow any site to show pop-ups radio button is selected.
  8. Click Manage exceptions... .
  9. In the Hostname pattern field, choose the Paste command from the Edit menu or right-click and choose the Paste command, and ensure the Behavior dropdown menu is set to Allow.
  10. Click Done.
  11. Close any remaining dialog boxes.

Firefox (Windows/OS X)

To allow all websites to use pop-ups:

  1. Click the icon with three horizontal bars in the upper right side of the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Options (Windows) or Preferences (OS X).
  3. In the left sidebar, click on the Content icon to display the Content section.
  4. In the Pop-ups section, remove the tick from the Block pop-up windows checkbox.
  5. To block pop-ups once again, add a tick in the Block pop-up windows checkbox.

To allow only selected webpages:

  1. Open Firefox, then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. In Firefox's URL window, highlight the entire web address of the current page, then choose the Copy command from the Edit menu or right-click and choose the Copy command.
  3. Click the icon with three horizontal bars in the upper right side of the browser toolbar.
  4. Select Options (Windows) or Preferences (OS X).
  5. In the left sidebar, click on the Content icon to display the Content section.
  6. In the Pop-ups section, ensure the Block pop-up windows checkbox is selected, then click the adjacent Exceptions... button.
  7. In the Address of web site: field, choose the Paste command from the Edit menu or right-click and choose the Paste command, and then click Allow.
  8. Click Save Changes.
  9. Close any remaining dialog boxes.

Configuring your web browser to allow pop-up windows

Most web browsers include a feature to block pop-up windows. While this may eliminate unwanted or annoying pop-up windows, the feature will prevent Written Permissions from being viewed and printed.

Use the instructions below to configure your web browser to allow pop-up windows on websites.

Note: Some third party applications also block pop-ups, for example Google, MSN, and Yahoo! Toolbars. To allow pop-up windows with these applications you need to change your settings within the program.

Edge (Windows 10 only)

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 has no per-website control over blocking pop-up windows. Pop-ups are either blocked, or they are not. To allow pop-ups:

  1. Click the ellipsis icon (...) in the upper right corner of your web browser, and then click Settings.
  2. In the Advanced settings section, click View advanced settings.
  3. In the Block pop-ups section, click the switch to Off. Pop-ups are now allowed.
  4. To block pop-ups once again, click the switch to On.

Internet Explorer (Windows)

When a website attempts to launch a new pop-up window, you may see dialog boxes alerting that a pop-up window has been blocked. Follow the instructions below to allow pop-up windows.

To allow all websites to use pop-ups:

  1. From the Tools menu (the gear icon on the far right), select Internet options. The Internet Options dialog box opens.
  2. Click on the Privacy tab.
  3. Untick the checkbox for Turn on Pop-up Blocker.
  4. Click Apply and then OK.

To allow only selected webpages:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, then go to the web page that you want to allow pop-ups.
  2. In Internet Explorer's Address field, highlight the entire web address of the current page, then right-click and choose the Copy command.
  3. From the Tools menu (the gear icon on the far right), select Internet options. The Internet Options dialog box opens.
  4. Click on the Privacy tab.
  5. Under Pop-up Blocker ensure the Turn on Pop-up Blocker checkbox is checked, and then click Settings. The Pop-up Blocker Settings dialog box opens.
  6. Right-click in the Address of website to allow: field, then choose the Paste command.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Close any remaining dialog boxes.