Game Services Tasmania

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Game Services Tasmania manages all issues relating to hunting, game and browsing animals in Tasmania.  

Game Services Tasmania focuses on supporting landholders, farmers and hunters to effectively manage game and browsing animal issues relating to the hunting and primary ​​industry sectors.

 Government Response to Legislative Council Report on Wild Fallow Deer (PDF 974Kb)

You can find information about hunting seasons, licences and species on the the Game Management pages, and use our fact sheet to find out how to legally hunt in Tasmania:

 How to Legally Hunt Game in Tasmania - Fact Sheet (PDF 181Kb)

In this topic

  • Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan
    ​​​​​​​​The Tasmanian Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan 2022-27 sets contemporary objectives for managing wild fallow deer in Tasmania.
  • Wild Fallow Deer Census
    Information on the aerial surevy of wild fallow deer
  • Changes to Antlerless Fallow Deer Management
    The Legislative Council inquiry into wild fallow deer has resulted in several changes to the management of antlerless fallow deer,
  • West Coast Muttonbird Rookeries
    Selected muttonbird rookeries on the west coast of Tasmania are closed for recreational non-commercial harvest in the 2023 season and until the population increases to a size that can sustain an annual harvest.
  • Wild-shot Deer Feasibility Study
    A study has been completed to determine the feasibility of a trial to use wild-shot deer for commercial use.
  • Tasmanian Game Council
    The Tasmanian Game Council was established in 2018 to provide advice on game and browsing animal management and hunting in Tasmania.
  • Value of Hunting and Shooting in Tasmania
    Results from a study investigating t​he economic and social value of hunting and shooting.
  • Subsidised Training for Hunters
    People with a current Tasmanian hunting licence can participate two TasTAFE courses at a subsidised rate. The courses include homebased game ​​meat p​​rocessing and cooking w​​ith game meat​​.
  • Fallow Deer Farming
    Fallow deer faming in Tasmania including the legislative requirements.


Game Services Tasmania

GPO Box 44,
Hobart, TAS, 7001.