Introduction

If you want to hunt game and feral animals on private property in NSW, or public land that has been declared for hunting, and opened, you'll need a NSW restricted game hunting licence (R-licence). You can apply for this licence online.

What you'll need

  • your personal and contact details
  • your residential/postal details
  • a copy of your R-licence accreditation form (provided by your facilitator)
  • evidence of your Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO) membership
  • your Waterfowl Identification Test number (if hunting native game birds in NSW)
  • vehicle/dog details (if applicable)
  • proof of identity and parental/guardian consent (if under 18 years of age)
  • your concession details (if applicable)
  • your method of payment.

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'.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible for an R-licence you must:

  • be a member of an AHO
  • be accredited in one or more of the R-licence categories (firearms, bows, dogs or blackpowder firearms).

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...

  • If you're hunting on private property, you'll need to get permission from the landholder prior to hunting.
  • If you're intending to hunt on declared public land, you'll need to:
    • complete two online education modules covering outdoor navigation and hunting written permission conditions
    • carry an operational Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled device at all times when hunting. State forest downloads must be uploaded to the GPS device. 
  • 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 18 years) and eligible pensioners.
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