Hunting Research

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In 2018, the Game Management Authority commissioned Australian Survey Research Group (ASR) to develop, conduct and analyse a survey of Victorian Game Hunting Licence holders which focused on how hunters want to be communicated with and what game hunting topics are of importance to them.

Almost 4000 Victorian Game Licence holders responded to the survey. The invitation list was based on people aged over 16 years, and who had a valid Victorian Game Licence.

The following report presents the results of a survey conducted in June 2018.

Connecting with Victorian Hunters - Report of findings

Licensing helps the GMA meet its statutory obligations and functions along with the community's expectations that game hunting is managed in a safe, sustainable, responsible and equitable manner. It directly assists with compliance, hunter education, monitoring, surveys and research.

The reports below provides a summary of game licensing statistics for the indicated year.

Game Licence Statistics Summary Report - 2018

Game Licence Statistics Summary Report - 2017

Game Licence Statistics Summary Report - 2016

The Australian Department of Health has released the 2019 Economic and social impacts of recreational hunting and shooting report.

Estimating the economic impact of hunting in Victoria

DELWP commissioned the Estimating the economic impact of hunting in Victoria in 2013 to obtain an accurate measure of the economic impact of hunting.

The study measured expenditure on game and pest hunting by Victorian game licence holders using a survey, and was conducted by RM Consulting Group with EconSearch and DBM Consultants.

Download a PDF version of the report: Estimating the economic impact of hunting in Victoria in 2013. [PDF File - 2.7 MB]

Page last updated: 30 Jun 2020