Game Management

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

In this Topic

  • Game Hunting Requirements
    Information for recreational game hunters including species information, licence costs and bag limits.
  • Species of Game
    Species include deer, wallaby, duck, quail, muttonbird and pheasant. Includes data forms and link to recreational game licences.
  • Fallow Deer Farming
    Fallow deer faming in Tasmania including the legislative requirements.
  • 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.
  • Wildlife Management Branch Contacts
    Contact details for the Wildlife Management Branch and wildlife rangers.
​Game Take forms due now

It is a condition of your Game Licence that you return your Game Take form for each season before the start of the next one. Until your Game Take form is received and processed, you will not be able to purchase a new Game Licence.


Wildlife Management Branch
Permits and Licensing
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253