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
- your personal and contact details
- your residential/postal details
- your Waterfowl Identification Test number (if hunting native game birds under the Native Game Bird Management Program)
- Parent/legal guardian consent form – PDF (if under 18 years of age)
- proof of junior or senior concession (if applicable)
- a current credit card for your payment.
How to apply
- Select the 'Apply online' button.
- Complete the online form.
- Upload your supporting documents.
- Enter your payment details.
- Select 'Submit'.
If you're not able to apply online:
- Download and complete NSW General Game Hunting Licence – application/renewal form – PDF.
- Submit your application with payment by email, mail or fax, to the details on the form.
- 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:
- feral deer
- feral goats
- feral pigs
- 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.