Hunting pest animals is a form of control that aligns with the goals of the NSW Biosecurity Strategy.
Hunting also contributes to the NSW Invasive Species Plan by assisting in the ongoing and effective management of pest animals.
When regulated and used as part of an integrated pest management program, hunting increases the capacity of land managers to respond to pest animal challenges.
The Department of Primary Industries has been the regulatory authority for hunting in NSW since November 2013 under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.
For information on hunter licensing and education, compliance, and the administration of hunting on public land go to NSW Department of Primary Industries.