On Friday 6 September 2019, the licensing requirement for wild deer on private land will change under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.
Need to know
- From Friday 6 September 2019, a NSW Game Hunting Licence is no longer required when hunting wild deer on private land.
- Individuals seeking to hunt deer must have permission to hunt from the landholder or manager as well as a current firearms licence where firearms are used.
- The private land NSW General Game Hunting Licence (G-Licence) is still required for individuals seeking to participate in the Native Game Bird Management Program.
- Deer remain a game animal for the purpose of public land hunting by NSW Restricted Game Hunting Licence (R-Licence) holders.
- Affected G-Licence holders may choose to upgrade to an R-Licence, attempt the native game bird endorsement or apply for a refund.