Authorised Officers

Authorised officers are there to help you understand the hunting laws and provide advice and information on hunting. They are also there to enforce the hunting laws to protect the resource and ensure that everyone has equitable access to hunting opportunities and that hunting is conducted in a safe and responsible manner.

When hunting, you may be stopped by an authorised officer, Parks Victoria Ranger or a member of Victoria Police. An officer may not always wear a uniform, but they will always display their official identification to you.

If you are approached by an officer in the field, you will be directed to unload any firearm in your possession.

You may also be asked to produce your Firearms and/or Game Licence and to provide your correct name and address.

Officers may also wish to inspect any game you have harvested or have in your possession.

Authorised officers and members of Victoria Police may stop and search any vehicle or boat to carry out inspections.

They may also seize any game or wildlife or any equipment that has been used in the commission of an alleged offence, including firearms, boats and vehicles.