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.Apply online
Apply for a NSW general game hunting licence
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).
- 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