Hunting in Australia

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We do this by offering detailed advice and product reviews on all things Firearms and Hunting Australia.

With this website, our aim is to help Australian hunters and shooters alike, to find the correct shooting equipment to suit their needs.

Game Species

Game is classed as any animal that is hunted for sport or it’s meat or other materials such as hide or fur. Traditionally, game is classed in three broad groups and two sub groups:

Small Birds

Small Birds are not typically considered game animals in Australia. They are usually protected and hunting them is illegal. Some species of small birds are considered invasive pests, and may be hunted as a control method.

Some examples are: 

    • Common myna
    • Indian myna
    • European starling
    • Feral pigeon

Game Proper

Game proper is separated into two sub classes:

  • Winged game 
  • Ground game

Winged Game

Winged game is defined as game that is hunted in flight.

Some examples are: 

  • Grass whistling duck
  • Pacific black duck
  • Mountain duck
  • Hardhead duck
  • Pink-eared duck
  • Wood duck
  • Bobwhite quail
  • Brown quail
  • California quail
  • European quail
  • Japanese quail
  • Stubble quail
  • Peafowl
  • Ring neck pheasant
  • Chukar partridge
  • Grey partridge
  • Common bronzewing pigeon
  • Crested pigeon
  • Guinea fowl
  • Spotted dove
  • Magpie goose
  • Black duck
  • Water whistling duck
  • Blue winged shoveler
  • Grey teal
  • Chestnut teal

Ground Game

Ground game is defined as game that is hunted on foot.

Some examples are: 

Hunting in Australia European Rabbit
European rabbit
Hunting in Australia European fox
European fox

Big Game

Big game is defined as large, often dangerous, game.

Some examples are: 

  • Saltwater crocodile
  • Water buffalo
  • Banteng
  • Feral pig or boar
  • Feral camel
  • Wild horses
  • Sambar deer
  • Rusa deer
  • Red deer
  • Feral donkey

Hunting in Australia - laws and regulations

Hunting laws and regulations vary by state and territory in Australia, and some species of game animals may be protected or only allowed to be hunted during specific seasons.

It is up to the hunter to acquaint themselves with licensing laws as well as the local regulations before proceeding.

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