Notice of additional R-Licence accreditation training requirements 2023
Between 2014 and 2023, NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licence) holders were required to complete some additional training before they were given access to book a written permission to hunt on public land.
The additional training is now included in the R-Licence Accreditation Course, so new licence holders do not need to complete any extra steps.
Existing R-Licence holders
If you have already completed the additional training, you do not need to take any action.
If you have not completed the additional training, please watch the public land hunting tutorial, and complete the declaration before Thursday 30 November 2023.
Expired R-Licence holders
If you would like to renew your Game Hunting Licence at some point in the future, please note:
Prospective R-licence holders
If you are a prospective R-licence holder and have not yet applied for your licence, you must apply for your licence and watch the tutorial by Thursday 30 November 2023.
The tutorial covers important information all R-Licence holders must know before hunting on public land, including:
Please ensure this is completed before the due date or you will be required to complete the new R-Licence Accreditation Course before DPI Hunting can process your licence.
Additional training requirements for R-Licence holders were brought in following a review of the NSW hunting risk assessment in 2014. The additional training ensures they are aware of how to navigate on public land, the general written permission conditions that apply to all public land hunting and how to identify signs in a State forest and know what they mean.
Until 2020, this training comprised two online education modules and an additional safety briefing. The public land hunting video tutorial simplifies the additional training requirements while ensuring R-Licence holders know and understand important information before they can book a public land hunt.
The tutorial must be watched and the declaration completed before you will be given access to book a written permission to hunt on public land.