General licence

Apply for or renew your licence

You can apply for a new game hunting licence or renew an existing licence using our online services. You can read more about applying or renewing online or use the links below to get started.

If you want to apply for a licence type that is Restricted, it is important to read about how to become accredited and qualify for the licence before you apply.

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No licence required if hunting deer on private land

In 2019, the requirement to hold a General Licence (G-Licence) to hunt deer on private land in NSW was removed. However, private land hunters are encouraged to hold a NSW Game Hunting Licence for the many benefits, including $25 million third party public liability insurance when hunting with permission on private land Australia wide.

The General Licence (G-Licence) allows you to hunt game birds on private property in NSW, including native species under the Native Game Bird Management Program.

You must have the permission of the private landowner or manager in addition to a G-Licence.

The G-Licence does not allow you to hunt on declared public hunting land. To hunt on public land in NSW you need a Restricted Licence (R-Licence).

You don't need a licence if you are hunting rabbits, foxes, feral deer, feral goats, feral pigs, hares, feral cats or wild dogs (other than dingo) on private land, you just need the permission of the landowner.


Use the links above to apply for or renew a G-Licence. If you can't apply online, use the application forms below.

NSW General Game Hunting Licence - application/renewal form (PDF, 104.57 KB)

NSW Game Hunting Licence - licence replacement form (PDF, 98.4 KB)

Note: you must download and submit a .PDF form to upgrade from a G-Licence to an NSW Restricted Standard Game Hunting Licence, or to request a replacement licence.


The concession rate is only available to minors (under 18 years) and certain pensioners. Supporting evidence must be supplied with your application. Read the Granting a licence page for more information on qualifying for the concession rate.

Licence term Full rate Concession rate
1 year $75 $50
2 years $145 $97
3 years $210 $140
4 years $270 $180
5 years $325 $217


$25 million public liability insurance is attached to every standard G-Licence.