You can apply for a new game hunting licence or renew an existing licence using our online licensing 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.
A technical issue is currently preventing applicants using an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) from attaching supporting documents to an application. You can still lodge an online application using a non-iOS device or computer.
A professional hunter is a person who hunts or captures game animals in the course of any paid employment or engagement.
You need to apply for a General professional licence (G-professional) if you are hired or employed to hunt deer and other game animals on private land.
A G-professional licence does not entitle you to hunt on public land, or to guide others or sell any part of the harvested animal.
This licence confers the authority of a Professional Licence as well as a General (Standard) game hunting licence.
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.
Applicants for a G-professional licence must:
Note: Under firearms legislation, the genuine reason (‘Vertebrate Pest Animal Control’ or ‘Business/Employment-Other’) must be attached to the category of firearm you use while hunting professionally. It's your responsibility to ensure you are correctly licensed. For more information, contact NSW Police Force Firearms Registry on 1300 362 562.
Professional hunters must
Professional game hunting licence holders are exempt from the regulations applying to the use of spotlights and electronic devices (such as night vision enhancement eyewear), hunting from vehicles and deer seasons. However, these regulations are currently suspended for all Game Hunting Licence holders on all lands across NSW.
Use the links at the top of the page to either apply online or submit an application form (PDF, 135.56 KB).
The concession rate is only available to pensioners holding an eligible pension card. Minor hunters are not eligible to hold a professional licence.
Professional game hunting licences do not include public liability insurance cover. Any insurance is the responsibility of the licence holder.
If you are using your licence for the purposes of private (standard) hunting, your licence includes $25 million public liability cover. You should keep a record of your paid and private hunting to satisfy the insurer should you make a claim.