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To become a kangaroo field processor (kangaroo shooter) in South Australia, you must:

  • have a permit and comply with all permit conditions
  • successfully complete the TAFE SA certificates in Game Meat Field Processing (or equivalent) and Firearms Proficiency Course for Field Processors
  • have a current Firearms Licence, Class B7
  • obtain accreditation for the field processing of kangaroos from Biosecurity SA, Food Safety Program, Department for Primary Industries and Regions SA
  • have your vehicle tray inspected to verify it meets the Australian Standard for the hygienic processing of kangaroos for human consumption
  • attend an interview with staff from the Kangaroo Management Program of the Department for Environment and Water (DEW).  

For further information on accreditation contact Biosecurity SA on:

Phone: (08) 8429 0837

For information about the interview with DEW's Kangaroo Management Program, and to arrange an interview, contact DEW on:

Phone: (08) 8648 5318
Fax: (08) 8648 5301

Note: Copies of the TAFE SA certificates, firearms licence and drivers licence, together with the accreditation number issued by Biosecurity SA, will need to be presented to DEW with your permit application form. 

Kangaroo permit applications

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