The new R-Licence Accreditation Course was launched in April 2022 and the additional training requirements have changed.
Between 2014 and 2022, 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.
However, existing R-Licence holders who completed the old accreditation course, and who have not yet completed the additional training, need to login and complete that training before they renew.
The R-Licence accreditation requirements will change on Wednesday 12 April 2023.
From this date, anyone who completed the old R-Licence Accreditation Course, who has not completed the additional training requirements, must complete the new course (which includes the additional training) to qualify for renewal.
Existing R-Licence holders
Expired R-Licence holders
If you would like to renew your Game Hunting Licence at some point in the future, please note:
To complete the additional training:
Once you have watched the tutorial, complete the declaration. You will then have access to book a written permission and will not need to complete the new R-Licence Accreditation Course before renewal.
The tutorial covers important information all R-Licence holders must know before hunting on public land, including:
If you don't know your security PIN, use the 'Forgotten PIN' link or contact DPI Hunting on 02 6363 7650.
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.
Yes, you can access the public land hunting video tutorial by selecting the 'Watch a tutorial on public land hunting' option from the main menu of Online Licence Holder Services.
You can also refresh your training by watching the tutorial on YouTube.