On Friday 6 September, the licensing requirement for feral deer on private land changed under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.
If you hold a NSW General Game Hunting Licence (G-Licence), you may choose from the following options by completing the relevant section of Form F4 - Upgrade, refund or attempt the WIT (PDF, 207.2 KB).
Applications must be received no later than 5 pm Monday 16 December 2019 to be eligible.
The success and future of regulated hunting in NSW relies on legal, licensed and responsible hunters. We ask G-Licence holders who are no longer required to hold their private land deer hunting licence, to consider the benefits of holding an R-Licence and continuing to support this important program.
R-Licence holders have:
For a limited time only! We will support you to meet the R-Licence eligibility requirements and waive the upgrade fee.
|Step 1||Download and complete the form (PDF, 207.2 KB), filling in Sections A, B and C. Use the details in Section F to submit your form to DPI.|
|Step 2||DPI will arrange for you to complete the R-Licence Accreditation Course with a Hunter LEAP Trainer or GLU staff member, and we will waive the fee.|
|Step 3||Following your accreditation, we will support you to become a member of an Approved Hunting Organisation. Membership charges may apply.|
|Step 4||Submit an upgrade form (provided by DPI) along with your accreditation form and proof of club membership to DPI. We will waive the normal upgrade fee and issue an R-Licence.|
The NSW Native Game Bird Management Program allows landholders managing the impacts of native game birds (ducks) on their agricultural crops, access to the support of licensed and endorsed waterfowl hunters who volunteer their time and resources.
Game hunting licence holders seeking to target native game birds must complete the Waterfowl Identification Test (WIT) and receive endorsement for the Native Game Bird Management Program.
|Step 1||Download and complete the form (PDF, 207.2 KB), filling in Sections A, B and D. Use the details in Section F to submit your form to DPI.|
|Step 2||DPI will arrange for you to attempt the WIT with an accredited instructor and waive the registration fee.|
|Step 3||Achieve a minimum score of NSW-T.|
|Step 4||Provide your WIT number of a copy of your WIT certificate to DPI for verification.|
|Step 5||DPI will issue a new licence card that is endorsed for native game birds and will mail you the Hunter Kit.|
If you decide that upgrading to an R-Licence or seeking native game bird endorsement is not right for you, you may apply for a pro-rata refund of the licence fee you paid.
|Step 1||Download and complete the form (PDF, 207.2 KB), filling in Sections A, B and E. Use the details in Section F to submit your form to DPI.|
|Step 3||Ensure you complete all required fields to avoid processing delays. We must have a valid phone number, email address and bank account details to process your refund. We are unable to process refunds by any other method.|
|Step 4||Please allow 30 working days for your refund to be transferred to your nominated bank account.|
General Commercial licence holders who have excess stock of deer tags they would like to return for a refund should complete Form F5 - Application for refund of deer tags (PDF, 141.69 KB). You are required to return all tags you are seeking a refund for.