Introduction

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.

What you'll need

  • your personal and contact details
  • your residential/postal details
  • your Waterfowl Identification Test number (if hunting native game birds in NSW)
  • your minor's firearm permit (if under 18 years of age)
  • parental/guardian consent (if under 18 years of age)
  • your concession details (if applicable).

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Apply online' button.
  2. Complete the online form.
  3. Enter your payment details.
  4. Select 'Submit'.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible for a NSW G-licence, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

To make sure that you have all the information you need to complete this transaction, please visit the Department of Primary Industries.

Things to keep in mind...

  • 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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