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If you want to hunt deer and other game animals on private property in NSW you'll need a NSW general game hunting licence (G-licence). You can apply for this licence online.

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  • your personal and contact details
  • your residential/postal details
  • your Waterfowl Identification Test number (if hunting native game birds in NSW)
  • parental/guardian consent (if under 18 years of age).
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  1. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  2. Complete the online form.
  3. Enter your payment details.
  4. Select 'Submit'.
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To be eligible for a NSW G-licence, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • have not been found guilty in the past 10 years of:
    • any firearms offence
    • cruelty or harm to animals
    • personal violence
    • damage to property or unlawful entry to land.
  • have not been found guilty of:
    • releasing a game animal into the wild for the purpose of hunting the animal or its descendants
    • an offence under the Forestry Act 1916 or 2012 (offences relating to hunting and the use of firearms).
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  • To hunt on private land you must have the permission of the private landowner in addition to a NSW G-licence. 
  • Having a NSW G-licence does not allow you to hunt on declared public hunting land.
  • If you're only hunting feral animals on private land, you don't need a NSW G-licence, you just need the permission of the landowner.
  • A condition of holding a game hunting licence is compliance with the regulations
  • Licences can be from 1 to 5 years duration
  • Concessions rates apply for minors (12 to 17 years) and eligible pensioners
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Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-nsw-general-game-hunting-licence