Game Management

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania has a number of game species that are hunted, trapped and used for commercial and r​ecreational purposes including: brown quail, ringneck pheasant, muttonbird (short-tailed shearwater), black duck, chestnut teal, grey teal, mountain duck, wood ducks, Bennett's wallaby, Tasmanian pademelon (rufous wallaby) and fallow deer.

Your hunting licence:

A three-step process exists to legally hunt in Tasmania. We've created a fact sheet with information to help you complete each step:

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

In this topic

  • Recreational Hunting Licences
    Dates and licence costs for the open hunting seasons in Tasmania. Apply on line or download an application form.
  • Species of Game
    This page has information relating to specific species of game in Tasmania and the regulations around hunting them. Species include deer, wallaby, duck, quail, muttonbird and pheasant. It also highlights any monitoring that occurs for each species.
  • Publications and Other Resources
    Download game-related publications and articles and find links to other useful information, such as data forms and hunting season details.
  • Game Services Tasmania & Wildlife Management Branch Contacts
    Contact details for the Game Services Tasmania and Wildlife Management Branch wildlife officers.
Take forms are due from 15 November 2023

It is a condition of your Recreational Hunting Licence that you return your Take form for each season before the start of the next one. 

Until your Take form is received and processed, you will not be able to purchase a new Recreational Hunting Licence.


Game Services Tasmania

GPO Box 44,
Hobart, TAS, 7001.

Wildlife Services

GPO Box 44,
HOBART, TAS, 7001.