Fact sheets, tools and resources

Game hunting in Victoria Manual

Victorian game hunters should have a copy of 'Game Hunting in Victoria - a manual for responsible and sustainable hunting'.

The manual covers important topics like current laws, firearms safety, hunting methods and equipment, ethics, survival skills and provides improved education and training for game hunters.

Hunters are reminded to check the GMA website regularly to ensure they have the most up-to-date information available on game hunting and seasonal arrangements.

Please take the time to read the manual and remember to enjoy your hunting safely and responsibly.

Victorian Hunting Manual (PDF, 32.5 MB)

Before you go on a hunt, leave a hunting plan with a responsible family member or friend. Your hunting plan should contain all the information necessary to help someone find you in case of an emergency.  At the very least a hunting plan must tell someone where you are going, who you are hunting with and when you are returning. It should also contain specific directions on your route to your destination and any alternate destination you may have if bad weather changes your plans. It is important that you call the person you have left the hunting plan with if you have changed your plans or are going to be delayed.

To assist you in completing a hunting plan please use the following template.

Hunting Plan Template

Fact sheets

The fact sheets listed below provide detailed information on popular hunting related topics.

Multilingual education material (Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Italian and Maltese) can be found here.


Gamebird tools and resources

Guidelines for the humane dispatch of downed ducks
Duck WISE Education Video
Waterfowl Identification Test
A pocket guide for identifying age, sex and moult field in Victorian game waterfowl
A field guide for ageing and sexing Victorian native game birds
Introduction to game bird hunting

Deer hunting tools and resources

Guide to the use of hounds when hunting Sambar deer

Page last updated: 21 Aug 2020