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The Game Management Authority is an independent authority responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria. We regulate through education, research and enforcement to achieve responsible and sustainable game hunting in Victoria.

Wetlands closed to hunting

The Victorian Government has closed or partially closed thirty-four wetlands to hunting for the 2024 duck season to prevent losses or disturbance to significant numbers of threatened species and breeding waterbirds.

2023 game duck abundance survey results

The results of Victoria’s annual aerial game duck abundance survey show an estimated 7.1 million game ducks in Victoria – almost three times higher than the 2022 estimate.

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