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:

  • contains a hunting code of conduct or practice such as the NSW Game Hunting Licence Code of Practice (note, the code must apply to club or organisation members and not the board members or management committee)
  • contains disciplinary provisions that allow the AHO to take disciplinary action against any member found to have breached the Code of Practice or other relevant legislation in NSW.

Download the Approved Hunting Organisations (AHOs) approval and management (PDF, 149.3 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 to become an AHO

Hunting clubs or organisations that meet the above constitution requirements may apply to DPI for approval. Once approved as an AHO, members are able to use their club membership to meet one of the R-Licence qualifying requirements.

Download and submit Form I - Application to become an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO) (PDF, 88.55 KB) to seek approval.

AHOs and hunter education

AHOs may also become Hunter LEAP Providers, which allows the club or organisation to deliver the R-Licence Accreditation Course and other DPI courses under Hunter LEAP (Learning, Education and Accreditation Program).

Visit Education & training for hunters for more information.