Clubs and associations

What is an AHO?

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:

  • complies with relevant NSW legislation
  • contains a hunting code of conduct or practice such as the NSW Game Hunting Licence Code of Practice.
  • disciplinary provisions that allow the AHO to take disciplinary action against any member found to have breached the Code of Practice or relevant legislation in NSW.

Download the Approved Hunting Organisations (AHOs) approval and management (PDF, 90.87 KB) policy.

AHO directory

A list of organisations that are currently approved by DPI is available for R-Licence applicants to check their eligibility.

Apply for registration as an AHO

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.

Download Form I - Application to register as an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO) (PDF, 156.91 KB).

AHOs and hunter education

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.