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If you want to hunt game birds on private property in NSW you'll need:

  • a NSW general game hunting licence (G-licence)
  • the permission of the private landowner or manager.

You can apply for a G-licence online.

What you need

How to apply

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

If you're not able to apply online:

  1. Download and complete NSW General Game Hunting Licence – application/renewal form – PDF.
  2. Submit your application with payment by email, mail or fax, to the details on the form.

More information

  • To hunt on private land you need the permission of the private landowner, but you do not need a G-licence if you're only hunting the following on their land:
    • rabbits
    • foxes
    • feral deer
    • feral goats
    • feral pigs
    • hares
    • feral cats
    • wild dogs (other than dingo).
  • Having a NSW G-licence does not allow you to hunt on declared public hunting land.
  • 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.
  • Supporting documentation can be .doc, .jpg, or .pdf files.
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