Nature conservation

Native animals

Kangaroo Management Program

Are you aware of upcoming changes to wildlife licensing?


The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 is scheduled to commence from 25 August 2017.

Existing wildlife licence classes, conditions and fees will remain in place after the Act begins.

Proposed changes to wildlife licensing under the new Act will be exhibited for public comment in the second half of 2017. These changes are expected to be taken up during 2018.

Learn more about the wildlife licensing reforms.

Kangaroos in NSW are protected by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

The Office of Environment and Heritage is responsible for the management of kangaroos in NSW and regulates the commercial harvest of kangaroos in accordance with the NSW Commercial Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan.

NSW Commercial Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan

The NSW Commercial Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan 2017–2021 was declared as an Approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan by the Commonwealth Minister for Environment and Energy on 13 December 2016.

This approval is valid from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2021 and includes several conditions that are listed on the Declaration.
The management plan relates only to the commercial harvest of red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and wallaroo.

The goal of the program is to maintain ecologically sustainable populations of these kangaroos throughout their ranges, and humane harvesting practices for animal welfare.

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Page last updated: 30 August 2017