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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In 2019, the requirement to hold a General licence (G-licence) to hunt deer on private land in NSW was removed. However, it is encouraged that private land hunters still 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.

If you are paying by credit card, use the links above to apply or renew online. If you are paying by cheque or money order, use the application forms below.

NSW General Game Hunting Licence - application/renewal form (PDF, 91.2 KB)

NSW Game Hunting Licence - licence replacement form (PDF, 104.41 KB)

Applying

Use the links at the top of the page to apply online or submit an application form (PDF, 91.2 KB).

Cost

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

A concession rate is available for minors (under 18 years) and pensioners (holding an appropriate card).

Insurance

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