Commercial harvesting allows landholders to engage a commercial harvester to remove kangaroos from their properties.
Only people who are licensed by the Department of Planning and Environment with a Kangaroo Harvester Licence granted under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act) may harvest kangaroos and sell the carcasses. Kangaroos must be harvested in accordance with licence conditions and the National code of practice for the humane shooting of kangaroos and wallabies for commercial purposes.
Regulations for the commercial harvesting of kangaroos include:
Only people who are licensed by the department with a current Professional Kangaroo Harvester licence may harvest kangaroos and sell the carcasses. Kangaroos must be shot in accordance with the National code of practice for the humane shooting of kangaroos and wallabies for commercial purposes.
Carcasses must only be sold to a department licensed Kangaroo Dealer. Carcasses must only be transported on vehicles approved by the NSW Food Authority and stored in chillers licensed by the NSW Food Authority and premises registered by the department.
- Landholder consent
Landholder permission must be obtained each year to harvest kangaroos on a property. This is done by the landholder completing a landholder consent form. This consent form must be assessed and approved by the Kangaroo Management Program prior to the commencement of any harvesting. The landholder consent form is available on our Licence conditions, fees and forms page.
- Public liability
Public liability insurance is the responsibility of the landholder and the harvester. The department has no role in regulating public liability.
Types of kangaroo harvester licences
Kangaroo harvester licences are valid until 31 December in the year of issue.
There are 2 types of kangaroo harvester licences that permit the commercial harvesting of kangaroos:
- Professional Kangaroo Harvester Licence
- Landholder Kangaroo Harvester Licence