New Game Licencing System to improve services to hunters

The Game Management Authority (GMA) is currently developing a new Game Licencing System which will streamline the current licencing process and improve services to Victoria’s 55,000 existing licenced game hunters and any new applicants.

Game Management Authority CEO Graeme Ford said hunters will find the new improved digital system to be more efficient, informative and easier to use.

“Developed in consultation with Victorian hunting groups and individual game hunters, the new Game Licencing System will be Victoria’s improved one stop shop for all hunters and their game licencing needs,” Mr Ford said.

“It will allow people to submit Game Licence applications quickly and easily using online digital forms and will give licence holders the opportunity to view and amend their own licence details, anywhere, anytime and from any device.”

“The new features of the system will allow hunters to directly book in hunting tests and check availability, transfer hound ownership more easily, change their address details, and report and record their game harvest totals in their own licence profile.”

“Hunters will also have better access to important licence information and will be able to receive vital email, SMS and push notifications regarding seasonal arrangements about the game species they are licenced to hunt.”

“The new Game Licencing System is set to be available to hunters in 12-18 months.”

Anyone hunting game in Victoria must hold a current Game Licence. A range of licence types are available, depending on the requirements of the individual hunter.

The new Game Licencing System is part of the Victorian Government’s Sustainable Hunting Action Plan to ensure hunting remains safe, responsible and sustainable for future generations.

For more information on game hunting in Victoria, please visit www.gma.vic.gov.au