Game Services Tasmania (GST) manages all issues relating to hunting, game and browsing animals in Tasmania. GST focuses on supporting landholders, farmers and hunters to effectively manage game and browsing animal issues relating to the hunting and primary industry sectors.
Tasmanian Game Council
The Tasmanian Game Council is an independent advisory body providing advice to the Minister for Primary Industries and Water and the Government on game and browsing animal management and hunting in Tasmania.
The Council was established in 2018 with the tenure of members appointed at that time expiring in December 2021.
The Minister subsequently sought public expressions of interest for Council members for the three-year period commencing in July 2022.
Membership of the 2022 Tasmanian Game Council:
Chairman: Mr Greg Hall
- Mr Nathan Cox
- Mr Peter Ball
- Ms Mary Knowles
- Mr Scott Flude
- Mr Edward Gibson
- Mr Jean-Paul Morice
- Dr Bruce Jackson
- Associate Professor Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra
- Mr Thomas Beuke
Terms of Reference for the 2022 Tasmanian Game Council:
Tasmanian Game Council Terms of Reference 2022 (PDF 165Kb)
Homebased game meat processing
As part of the Protecting the Tasmanian Way of life of Recreational Hunting Policy the government has developed a homebased game meat processing course to be delivered through TasTAFE.
The course will provide participants with skills in carcase and meat preparation to produce a range of products including sausages, hamburgers and smoked meats.
People with a current Tasmanian hunting licence can participate in the six-hour course at the half price subsidised cost of $205.
Cooking with game meat
To complement the homebased game meat processing course TasTAFE is also offering an evening course at a cost of $175 to learn how to get the best eating experience from preparing and cooking game meats.
Click here for more information on this course.