Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
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.
It is important to read below about how to become accredited and qualify for the Restricted Licence before you apply.
The Restricted Licence (R-Licence) allows you to hunt game and feral animals on public land that has been declared and opened to hunting, or on private land with the permission of the landholder.
Use the links above to apply for or renew an R-Licence. If you can't apply online, use the application forms below.
NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence - application/renewal form (PDF, 183.53 KB)
NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence - upgrade from G-Licence form (PDF, 169.75 KB)
NSW Game Hunting Licence - licence replacement application (PDF, 157.42 KB)
Note: you must download and submit a PDF form to upgrade from a NSW General Standard Licence to an R-Licence, or to request a replacement licence.
If you would like to seek accreditation for the R-Licence you can:
R-Licence applicants must:
Before qualifying for an R-licence, you must become a member of an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO). You must also maintain your membership for your R-licence to remain valid. There are close to 200 AHOs registered in NSW.
You will be asked to provide proof of your membership when you apply.
Once you have become a member of an AHO and completed the accreditation requirements you need to apply to the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Use the links at the top of the page to either apply online or submit an application form.
If you don't apply online, your application must contain:
Applications not containing all the required information will be returned to the applicant.
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A concession rate is available for minors (under 18 years) and pensioners (holding an appropriate card).
$20 million public liability insurance is attached to every standard R-Licence.