Do I need a licence to hunt in a national park?

There is currently no recreational hunting allowed in any NSW national park. It is illegal and subject to penalties.

Supplementary pest control program

NPWS is partnering with qualified volunteer shooters to help remove pest animals (animals that are a threat to native wildlife), such as foxes, rabbits and pigs, in 12 national parks and reserves.

More information about the supplementary pest control program

Getting involved

The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) will oversee the initial selection and recruitment of volunteers to ensure they are appropriately qualified and skilled.

Volunteer requirements

Register your interest


If you have questions about the supplementary pest control program, contact NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.

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