Hunting licence insurance

NSW Game hunting licence holders are covered with public liability insurance when they hunt under standard recreational licence conditions. The insurance covers bodily injury and/or property damage to third parties up to the value of $25 million.

Licence holders are covered by the policy while carrying out regulated hunting under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 and its Regulation 2022:

The insurance policy does not cover commercial hunting or hunting for reward (guided hunting). However, if a commercial or guide licence holder is hunting recreationally, without compensation, their activities are insured. It's important for these licence holders to keep records that distinguish between their paid and private hunting activity for insurance purposes.

Hunting licence insurance - Certificate of Currency (PDF, 240.76 KB)

Frequently asked questions about insurance

What insurance coverage is included with my NSW game hunting licence?

Every standard General and Restricted game hunting licence has a public liability insurance component.

You are covered for liabilities up to $25 million when you are hunting in NSW under the standard conditions of your licence.

Do I need to pay any excess if I make a claim?

Yes. An excess fee of $1,000 is payable with each claim on the insurance attached to your licence.

I'm a G-Licence holder; if I'm hunting pigs on private property, am I covered by insurance if I accidentally damage the landowners property?

Yes. The public liability insurance cover has been extended to cover licence holders when hunting any species listed in the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 on private land Australia wide.

I'm a landowner. Why should I choose a licensed hunter over an unlicensed hunter?

Hunters who hold a standard NSW game hunting licence are covered for $25 million public liability.

Choosing a licensed hunter ensures you and your property are protected while hunting occurs on your land.

I'm a NSW game hunting licence holder; I hunt with bows and don't have a firearms licence. Does the insurance apply to me?

On public land, yes - the insurance attached to standard NSW R-Licences covers hunting using firearms, blackpowder firearms, bows and dogs.

On private land, yes - when hunting any species listed in the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002, except native game birds as they must not be targeted with a bow.

I hunt ducks under the Native Game Bird Management Program; am I covered by the liability insurance?

Yes. Hunting ducks on private land is covered by the liability insurance as your NSW game hunting licence is a prerequisite for participation in the Native Game Bird Management Program.


This webpage contains general information and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the cover, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from Honan on request. Honan Insurance Group (ABN 67 005 372 396, AFSL 246749) arranges the insurance and is not the insurer. The insurer is Everest Re Group Limited.