All hunting clubs that were Approved Hunting Organisations (AHOs) with the former Game Council of NSW before its dissolution are automatically approved as AHOs by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.
A new policy applies to the way the Department approves and manages AHOs. DPI encourages all AHOs to familiarise themselves with the new policy.
Download the Approved Hunting Organisations (AHOs) approval and management (PDF, 90.87 KB) policy.
An Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO) is a hunting club or organisation that has applied for and received 'approved' status for the purpose of qualifying their members for a NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licence).
AHOs must have a constitution that:
A list of organisations that are currently approved by DPI is available for R-Licence applicants to check their eligibility.
Applications are invited from suitable organisations to register for 'approved' status to satisfy the legal requirements for member's applying for a NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence.
AHOs are able to apply for registration as a Hunter LEAP Provider to deliver the R-Licence Accreditation Course and other courses under Hunter LEAP (Learning, Education and Accreditation Program).
Visit Education & training for hunters for more information.