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 and compliance, and administers important hunting programs like:

  • hunting on public land
  • native game bird management program
  • Shut the gate on illegal hunting campaign
  • Hunter Learning, Education and Accreditation Program (LEAP)
  • inland bowfishing trial
  • GunSmart (the NSW firearms safety initiative)
  • responsible pig dogger program
  • ethical bowhunter program.

Get Permission with the new App

Download the Get Permission App today to easily store and manage private land hunting permissions.

Available for Apple and Android devices, Get Permission connects hunters with landholders and is another tool from the Shut the gate on illegal hunting program.

Read more about the App in our Safety section.

NSW Game Hunting Guide

The NSW Game Hunting Guide is a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for all the rules and regulations that apply to hunting in NSW.

Released Monday, 10 April 2017, the guide will be distributed to every NSW Game Hunting Licence holder as well as a variety of retailers and information points.

Download the NSW Game Hunting Guide.

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