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Duck hunting

Duck hunting is only allowed during a declared Duck Hunting Open Season and only for prescribed species. An Open Season Duck Hunting Permit is required. The 2022 Duck Open Season in South Australia is now closed.

Please see the Information You Need to Know - Open Season Duck Hunting Permit which summarises the regulatory requirements that must be complied with.

Quail hunting

Quail hunting is only allowed during a declared Quail Hunting Open Season. An Open Season Quail Hunting Permit is required. The 2022 Quail Open Season in South Australia will close on the 31 July 2022.

Please see the Information You Need to Know - Open Season Quail Hunting Permit which summarises the regulatory requirements that must be complied with.

Hunting for feral animals, including deer

A Basic Hunting Permit is required. Please see the Information You Need to Know - Basic Hunting Permit which summarises the regulatory requirements that must be complied with. To apply for this permit, fill out the online form.

Hunting other native animals

Some native animals are not protected by legislation, but you may still need a permit to take them from the wild.

  • A Basic Hunting Permit is required to take unprotected animals listed on Schedule 10. To apply for this permit, fill out the online form.
  • A permit is required to take juvenile galahs and juvenile little corellas. To apply for this permit, download the form.
  • A permit is required to take galahs or little corellas by trapping. To apply for this permit, download the form.

Aboriginal hunting and gathering

  • A hunting permit is not required if an Aboriginal person hunts an animal to be used in food for the hunter or his or her dependents, or solely for cultural purposes of Aboriginal origin.
  • A hunting permit is required if an Aboriginal person hunts an animal to sell.

For information relating to a current or expired hunting permits please contact the DEW Fauna Permits Unit at DEWFaunapermitsunit@sa.gov.au.