If you'd like to act as a guide for people wanting to hunt deer and other game animals on private property in NSW, you'll need a general guide game hunting licence (G-guide). You can apply for this licence online.

What you'll need

  • your personal and contact details
  • your residential/postal details
  • your firearms licence number and expiry date
  • a copy of your approved hunting organisation (AHO) membership card or certificate
  • your Waterfowl Identification Test number (if hunting native game birds in NSW)
  • 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-guide licence you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a member of an AHO
  • have a current Safari Tour Permit from the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry
  • hold a firearms 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...

  • Game hunting licences being used for guiding others, don't include public liability insurance cover. Any insurance is the responsibility of the licence holder.
  • Licences can be from 1 to 5 years duration.

When guiding others, you must:

  • carry a firearm on all guided hunts for the purposes of animal welfare
  • ensure that relevant sections of the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 and its associated Regulation 2012 are understood before undertaking any hunting or guiding under licence
  • adhere to the Hunters' Code of Practice and abide by related legislation
  • ensure that all clients comply with the relevant legislation and hold a current G-licence when hunting deer and other game animals on private land
  • keep a log book recording your hunting guide activities.
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