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
|1 July – 31 December 2021|
|GMA led operations||19|
Inclusive of partner agency-led operations with GMA support
|Information reports generated||431|
Key annual enforcement outputs by the GMA for the last five years.
|Activity||Number in 2016-17||Number in 2017-18||Number in 2018-19||Number in 2019-20||Number in 2020-21|
|Number of information reports generated||116||107||222||454||801|
|Official (written) warnings issued||2||15||50||24||3|
|Warnings (non-infringeable offences)||0||0||12||1||0|
|Infringement notices issued as part of the GMA conducted enforcement operations||3||6||27||97||118|
|Banning notices issued||11||0||6||0||3|
|Court proceedings concluded||6||11||20||9||2|
Page last updated: 16 Feb 2022