Management of Wildlife

The primary role of the Wildlife Management Branch (WMB) is to efficiently and effectively facilitate the sustainable management of Tasmania's wildlife populations - including game species on public and private lands to ensure their conservation.

In this Topic

  • Wildlife Imports
    Arrangements for importing wildlife from the Australian mainland into Tasmania.
  • Wildlife Exports
    Policy and procedures for exporting Tasmanian wildlife.
  • Recreational Game Licences
    Dates and licence costs for the open hunting seasons in Tasmania. Apply on line or download an application form.
  • Game Management
    Game management aims to reduce the impacts that game may cause. It also covers commercial and non-commercial hunting to provide meat and other products.
  • Managing Wildlife Browsing & Grazing Losses
    The Browsing Animal Management Program assists land managers to manage the damage caused by native wildlife.
  • Wildlife Surveys in Tasmania
    Wildlife monitoring is an integral part of wildlife management and conservation that informs managers of the success or otherwise of their programs.
  • The Alternatives to 1080 Program
    In 2005 the Australian and Tasmanian Governments agreed to work on a joint program to accelerate research into, and implementation of, alternative strategies for browsing animal control on private forest and agricultural lands.

See also​

Release of Rabbit Calicivirus Disease
Forms & Permits for a list of forms and permits relating to wildlife management.


Wildlife Management Branch
134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6173 0253