The open season applies for specific species of duck throughout the State from 15 minutes before sunrise on Saturday 16 March 2019 until 30 minutes after sunset on Sunday 30 June 2019. No shooting of any duck species is allowed between the period from 30 minutes after sunset on any given day of the open season and 15 minutes before sunrise of the next day. This means that hunters must only shoot duck from 15 minutes before sunrise and must stop shooting at 30 minutes after sunset.
Additional restrictions have been placed on open season hunting in some game reserves, so please refer below for specific opening times. More information can be obtained from the local Natural Resources Centre.
The duck species to which the open season applies is limited to the following:
- Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
- Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea)
- Pacific Black Duck (Anas superciliosa)
- Australian Shelduck (Mountain Duck) (Tadorna tadornoides)
- Maned (Australian Wood) Duck (Chenonetta jubata)
- Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
- Hardhead (Aythya australis)
A total bag limit of 8 ducks per hunter per day applies.
Closed Season on the following duck species
- Australasian (Blue-winged) Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis)
In 2019 Australasian (Blue-winged) Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) are not allowed to be hunted due to sustainability concerns.
Where can I hunt?
Restrictions have been placed on open season hunting in game reserves, so please refer to specific opening times for game reserves. More information can be obtained from the local natural resources centre.
Individuals hunting on private land and dedicated crown land are required to have the written permission of the landowner.
Click here to apply for a permit for the 2019 Open Season.