Game Licence

Anyone wishing to hunt game in Victoria, including juniors (12-17 years), must hold a current Game Licence. A range of licence types is available, depending on the requirements of the individual hunter.

Before you can hunt game ducks, you need to pass the Waterfowl Identification Test. This test ensures that only those hunters able to demonstrate adequate identification skills are permitted to hunt ducks in Victoria. Furthermore, before you can hunt Sambar deer with hounds, you also need to pass the Hound Hunting Test. This test is designed to ensure that hunters using scent-trailing hounds to hunt Sambar Deer are aware of their legal, ethical and safety requirements when hunting.

Should you wish to apply for a Game Licence or require further information on game hunting in Victoria, please contact the Game Management Authority on 13 61 86. Alternatively, visit