Hunting Research

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

The GMA engaged Australian Survey Research (ASR) to conduct the research in late-2019 and early-2020.

Australian Survey Research reported on the findings and the GMA has compiled the results into a summary report.

Read Summary report of hunters’ knowledge survey findings – December 2020

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


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

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.


The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region’s Economic contribution of recreational hunting in Victoria report presented the results of research into the economic, health and wellbeing benefits of recreational hunting by Victorian Game Licence holders in 2019.

Page last updated: 12 Apr 2022