Enforcement Outcomes

The GMA uses a range of sanctions to deter illegal hunting, such as official warnings, infringement notices, prosecutions and licence suspensions and cancellations.

Any sanctions imposed as a consequence of court proceedings are at the discretion of the courts, not the GMA.

Other agencies are also authorised to undertake enforcement actions relating to illegal hunting or hunting-related activities.

The table below details the key enforcement outputs by the GMA.

2021-22 Compliance statistics mid-year update

From 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021, the GMA conducted 19 enforcement operations across Victoria.

Operations were conducted in regional areas including but not limited to: Jamieson, Don Valley, Tallangatta, Moe, Whitfield, Orbost, Allambee, Barmah, Whitfield, Lerderderg State Forest, Cheshunt, Dargo, Loch Sport, Mount Cole, Mansfield and Tolmie.

Our Game Officers travelled a total of 130,419 kilometres across Victoria in the first six months of 2021-22, and interacted with hunters, landowners, community groups and public land users.

Our Game Managers are also Authorised Officers and traveling around the state to conduct education and compliance activities.

Mid-year compliance statistics update

Activity

1 July – 31 December 2021
GMA led operations19

Multi-agency operations

Inclusive of partner agency-led operations with GMA support

18
Information reports generated431
Investigations opened25
Investigations concluded39

Key annual enforcement outputs by the GMA for the last five years.

ActivityNumber in 2016-17Number in 2017-18Number in 2018-19Number in 2019-20Number in 2020-21
Number of information reports generated116107222454801
Official (written) warnings issued21550243
Warnings (non-infringeable offences)001210
Infringement notices issued as part of the GMA conducted enforcement operations362797118
Banning notices issued110603
Court proceedings concluded6112092

Page last updated: 16 Feb 2022