If you're visiting from overseas and want to hunt game birds on private property in NSW, you'll need the permission of the landowner, and a general visitor's game hunting licence (G-visitor's).
You can apply for this licence online.
As a visitor, while on a hunt, you must be accompanied at all times by one of the following licence holders:
- a Restricted game hunting licence (R-licence)
- a General game hunting licence (G-licence)
- a Restricted guide game hunting licence (R-guide)
- a General guide game hunting licence (G-guide).
If you want to use a firearm to hunt game animals in NSW, you must also:
- have been issued with an Overseas Visitors Safari Tour/Hunting Permit from the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry, prior to submitting this application
- only hunt in:
- a specified organised safari with a guide who has been granted a Safari Tour Permit, or
- activities organised by a hunting club approved by the Firearms Registry.
What you need
- your personal details
- your residential details
- your contact details while in Australia
- your hunting guide's R-licence or G-licence number (standard or guide)
- your hunting guide's contact details
- proof of junior concession (if applicable)
- Parent/legal guardian consent form – PDF (if under 18 years of age)
- your Waterfowl Identification Test number (if hunting native game birds in NSW)
- if you're intending to hunt with a firearm:
- a valid Overseas Visitors Safari Tour/Hunting Permit from the NSW Firearms Registry.
- a current credit card for your payment.
How to apply
- Select the 'Apply online' button.
- Complete the online form.
- Upload any supporting documentation.
- Enter your payment details.
- Select 'Submit'.
If you're not able to apply online:
- Download and complete Application for a NSW general (visitor’s) game hunting licence – PDF.
- Submit your application with payment by email, mail or fax, to the details on the form.
- The G-visitor's licence does not allow you to hunt on declared public hunting land, and is issued for a period of 1 year only.
- Visitors are encouraged to request the licence details of any guide before engaging their guiding services.
- Supporting documentation can be .doc, .jpg, or .pdf files.