2022 Duck season compliance summary


During the 2022 duck season, GMA Authorised Officers undertook over 641 patrols at 216 individual wetlands across Victoria.

Lake Wongan to reopen to duck hunting


Lake Wongan State Game Reserve near Streatham in western Victoria will soon reopen to duck hunting.

GMA board appointments


The Victorian Government has appointed Ms Corrie Goodwin as Deputy Chairperson to the Game Management Authority and extended the appointments of Mr Chris Rose, Ms Maggy Samaan and Dr Sandra Brizga to 30 June 2025.

Quail callers suspended for the 2022 Stubble Quail season


The Game Management Authority has today announced the use of electronic quail callers will be prohibited during the 2022 Stubble Quail hunting season.

Dowd Morass State Game Reserve partially closed to hunting


Part of Dowd Morass State Game Reserve in Gippsland will be closed to hunting for the 2022 duck season, effective from Saturday 26 March 2022, to prevent disturbance to rare waterbirds that are nesting on the wetland.

2022 duck season compliance update


With the 2022 duck season opening last Wednesday, Authorised Officers from the GMA and partner agencies, including Victoria Police, are patrolling wetlands, creeks, rivers and lakes across Victoria.

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Wetlands closed to hunting


Five additional wetlands will be closed or partially closed to hunting for the 2022 duck season, to prevent disturbance to significant numbers of threatened birds. A total of eight wetlands will be closed, including three others that are routinely closed each year to reinforce their wildlife sanctuary status.

2022 duck hunting season arrangements


The Game Management Authority has today announced the arrangements for the 2022 duck season including changes to the start times, daily bag limit and hunted species.

New Stubble Quail research


The GMA is conducting the first statewide survey of Stubble Quail abundance and distribution in Victoria.

Second helicopter survey provides new data on Victoria’s game duck populations


The preliminary results of the aerial survey of Victorian game duck populations show an estimated population of 2,938,500 game ducks in Victoria.

Victoria’s second aerial duck survey set to take flight


The GMA is conducting its annual helicopter survey across Victoria to monitor the abundance of game duck populations, to help improve our knowledge of waterfowl ecology.

2020 deer harvest report now available


Latest research into deer hunting in Victoria shows a significant decrease in the number of deer harvested throughout 2020.

Victoria's Game Licensing system goes digital


Victoria’s new online game licensing system, My Game Licence (MyGL), is now available to all new, existing and prospective game hunters in Victoria.

Eye in the sky detects illegal activity as duck season ends


The Game Management Authority (GMA) has used a surveillance drone to assist Authorised Officers to detect illegal activity at Lake Connewarre.

COVID-19 update - Hunting FAQs


From 11:59pm Thursday 10 June, metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will see changes to restrictions.All Victorians must ensure they follow the latest public health advice at

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