Game Management

Tasmania has a number of game species that are hunted, trapped and used for commercial and recreational purposes including: brown quail, ringneck pheasant, muttonbird (short-tailed shearwater), black duck, chestnut teal, grey teal, mountain and wood ducks, Bennett's wallaby and Tasmanian pademelon (rufous wallaby) and fallow deer.

In this Topic

  • Game Hunting Requirements
    Information for recreational game hunters including species information, licence costs and bag limits.
  • Game Management Contacts
    Contact details for the Game Management Unit and Wildlife Rangers.
  • Species of Game
    Species include deer, wallaby, duck, quail, muttonbird and pheasant. Includes data forms and link to recreational game licences.
  • Hunting Dogs
    Appropriate use of hunting dogs
  • Tasmanian Wildlife Surveys
    Wildlife monitoring is an integral part of wildlife management and conservation that informs managers of the success or otherwise of their programs.
  • Publications and Other Resources
    Download game-related publications and articles and find links to other useful information, such as data forms and hunting season details.
  • Fallow Deer Farming
    Fallow deer faming in Tasmania including the legislative requirements.


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