Hunting on public land in NSW has been risk assessed to international risk management standards in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2013. From 2013, the risk assessment has been reviewed annually.
The Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the land manager for NSW State forests and are responsible for reviews of the risk assessment. The public land hunting risk assessment is available for download from the FCNSW website.
NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licence) holders must meet additional requirements before being eligible to hunt on public land in NSW:
These are in addition to existing controls such as understanding and carrying written permission issued by the DPI Game Licensing Unit and the mandatory requirement to wear an item of blaze orange on the upper body. Written permission to hunt may be carried digitally or physically.
Hunters need to complete two new education modules before they will be allowed to book a hunt on public land.
The modules are accessed by logging into the online services portal and following the instructions.
You will need your R-Licence number and security PIN to access the online hunt booking system. To find or reset your PIN, use the online services 'Forgot PIN' link or contact the customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6363 7650.
Click on the name of the course for to view a sample PDF of the course content.
These are not the online modules. You must login to the online services portal using your licence number and security pin to complete the assessments.
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You can access and attempt the module assessments up to three times in 24 hours. You only need to complete these modules once.
You will be assessed on the additional education modules after you work through them on the online services portal.
Hunters must carry an operational GPS-enabled device when hunting on State forests. This is a mandatory condition for public land hunting.
The GPS must:
GPS data downloads are available for:
You can access the GPS downloads on the online services portal. You will need your R-Licence number and security PIN to access the online hunt booking system. Contact the Game Licensing Unit on 02 6363 7650 if you require your security PIN or use the 'Forgotten PIN' link.
Instructions on downloading GPS files to your device are available.