Help the NSW Government make regulated hunting safer so it benefits the community, hunters and the natural environment.

In NSW, some types of hunting are regulated under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 and its Regulation 2012. Under this legislation, the NSW Government manages:

  • Licensing of public land hunters and some private land hunters.
  • Hunter education and training.
  • Compliance and enforcement.

The Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation (GFAC) 2012 is scheduled to be remade by 1 September 2022. We seek public feedback in relation to the regulation amendments that aim to:

  • Protect agricultural productivity and reduce the negative environmental impacts of deer and native game birds by making the current regulation suspension permanent.
  • Improve public safety by ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place and by strengthening game licensing requirements.
  • Reduce administration and the burden on the court system by allowing more offences and breaches of licence conditions to be dealt with via penalty infringement notices (PINs).
  • Reduce red tape, streamline processes, and repeal redundant and clarify confusing sections of the GFAC Regulation.

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