Helicopter survey provides new data on Victoria’s game ducks


A pilot aerial survey to estimate the total number of game ducks in Victoria was released today by the Game Management Authority.

Waterfowl Identification Test and hound hunting testing now available


The GMA is conducting Waterfowl Identification Tests (WIT) and hound hunting testing across regional Victoria from Monday, 22 March 2021.

2021 Duck hunting season arrangements


Arrangements for the 2021 duck hunting season have been announced today including changes to the season length, start times, daily bag limit and hunted species in recognition of lower than average bird numbers and breeding.

Statement from the GMA - Duck season advice


The GMA will provide a recommendation on the 2021 duck season to the Victorian Government in due course.

Victoria is establishing a permit system for all domestic travel into Victoria.


From 5:59pm on 11 January, you will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia.

Hunters' knowledge survey results


The GMA commissioned research into the level of hunter knowledge to find out how much Game Licence holders know about game hunting in Victoria, including hunting laws, firearms safety and good hunting practice.

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Hunters harvest higher number of deer in Victoria


Research into deer hunting, released by the Game Management Authority (GMA), shows an increase in the number of licensed recreational deer hunters and an increase in the number of deer harvested in 2019.

Aerial duck survey trial to ensure sustainable hunting in Victoria


The GMA is conducting helicopter surveys across Victoria to monitor the abundance of game duck populations, to help ensure duck hunting remains sustainable.

Safely reopening Victoria


The coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening provides steps on easing restrictions, dependent on how many active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are in the community and public health advice.

Restrictions update


The coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening outlines the steps for easing restrictions across Victoria, subject to 'trigger points' being met and public health advice.

Restrictions announced for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria


The Victorian Government has announced updated restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Victorian Government announces new restrictions for Melbourne’s hot zones


Latest restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

Game Management Authority To Broaden Board Expertise


Three new board members have been appointed to the Game Management Authority (GMA), bringing new skills and experience to the independent regulator.

2020 Duck season set to close


The Game Management Authority is reminding everyone involved in the 2020 duck hunting season to act safely, responsibly and legally ahead of the season closing on Monday 8 June.

Shooters in strife for illegally killing protected wildlife


Earlier this year, four men pleaded guilty in the Sunshine Magistrates Court to illegal spotlighting, firearm offences and illegally shooting protected wildlife in north east Victoria in April 2019.

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