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Introduction

If you currently hold a general game hunting licence (G-licence) and you want to hunt for game or feral animals on declared public land, you'll need to upgrade to a restricted game hunting licence (R-licence).

Eligibility

To be eligible for an R-licence you must:

  • be a member of an Approved Hunting Organisation (AHO)
  • be accredited in one or more of the following R-licence categories:
    • firearms (rifles and shotguns)
    • firearms (blackpowder)
    • bows
    • dogs.

What you need

  • your personal and contact details
  • your residential/postal details
  • a copy of your hunter 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)
  • parental/guardian consent (if under 18 years of age)
  • your payment (as indicated on the form)
  • the PDF form – 'Application for a NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (Upgrade or Add Categories)'.

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Attach any supporting documents.
  4. Sign the declaration.
  5. Submit your application with payment by mail, email or fax, to the details on the form.

More information

A condition of holding a game hunting licence is compliance with the regulations.

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