A landholder licence can only be issued for sustainable agricultural management purposes, which means native game birds must be impacting agricultural lands and a management licence will contribute positively to farm, regional and the State's productivity and economy; and will also adaptively manage and enhance biological and physical resources while supporting the State's regional and rural communities.
Information about Native Game Bird Management Licences and the three options for species allocation is available in SunRice's Crop Seed Circular (PDF, 143.67 KB), which we recommend you read before opting-in on your order form.
DPI Hunting will determine an appropriate total licence allocation listing the number and type of native game birds that can be harvested under your licence. This may include assessing previous hunter harvest return data and historical impacts.
When a landholder opts-in, SunRice provides NSW DPI the relevant information recorded on their rice seed order form as well as your property spatial information.
Form GB-B requires you to:
Submit your form to the Wildlife Management Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before native game birds can be hunted there must be an approved State-wide quota in place and a total licence allocation applied to an owner/occupier licence.
You can access an online register of volunteer hunters who are available to assist landholders holding an owner/occupier licence.
Licensed hunters can list their contact information on a register, along with their available dates and regions they're able to travel to.
If you would prefer that volunteer hunters contact you for permission to hunt native game birds, you can add your details to the Landholder Register. Licensed hunters are able to access this register by logging in to online licence holder services with their licence number and security PIN.
Complete and submit Form GB-L - Native Game Bird Management Licence - Landholder Register (PDF, 99.9 KB) to authorise your listing.
Add your contact details to the Landholder Register (PDF, 99.9 KB). The register is voluntary and you may add or remove your details at any time.
You must be satisfied, before giving permission to a hunter to kill native game birds under the authority of your owner/occupier licence, that they hold a NSW Game Hunting Licence that is endorsed for the program.
Licensed hunters who volunteer under the program must comply with special native game bird hunting licence conditions and other hunting rules.
There is no fee to attempt the WIT and apply for a NSW General Game Hunting Licence for landholders who hold a Native Game Bird Management (Owner/Occupier) Licence. This includes for members of the landholder's household and employees.
The requirement for landholders to hold both a management licence as well as a hunting licence if they wish to target native game birds personally ensures that all individuals who hunt under the program can identify target game birds and protected species, and that they are subject to the NSW Game Hunting Licence Code of Practice.
DPI Hunting Wildlife Management Support Team
The team can: