An approved hunting organisation (AHO) is a hunting club or organisation that has applied for and received 'approved' status from the Department of Primary Industries, for the purpose of qualifying its members for a NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-licence). 

If you'd like to apply for registration as an AHO, you can do this by email, fax or post.


Hunting organisations seeking to become AHOs must:

  • comply with relevant NSW legislation
  • have a hunting code of conduct or practice such as the Hunters' Code of Practice that is legislated in the Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation 2012
  • have disciplinary provisions that allow them to take action against any member found to have breached the Hunters' Code of Practice or relevant legislation in NSW.

What you need

  • your organisation's details
  • name, position and contact details of two organisation members who'll be contact officers for the organisation
  • a copy of your club or organisation's constitution
  • the PDF form – 'Application to register as an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO)'.

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  2. Print and complete the form.
  3. Attach your supporting documents.
  4. Submit your application by email (preferred), mail or fax to the details on the form.

More information

  • AHOs are constituted under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 and administered through the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Game Licensing Unit Approved Hunting Organisation Policy
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