Hunting in state forests

Generally, hunting for pest animals and game species is permitted in state forests, however restrictions apply in some areas.  Anyone wishing to hunt game in Victoria must hold a current Game Licence.

"Game" includes those species of duck, deer, quail, pheasants and partridges declared to be game in Victoria.

For detailed information on game hunting, firearm and game licences and firearm safety, please visit the Game Management Authority’s website.

Where can I hunt in State Forests?

Fishing in state forests

The lakes, streams and rivers of Victoria offer many freshwater fishing opportunities and a great network of vehicle tracks to help you find them.

Many of these locations are in remote bush areas, so please come prepared and ensure you have your fishing licence.

There is comprehensive information on Agriculture Victoria’s Recreational fishing page (includes information on fishing licences, fishing locations and a recreational fishing guide).

More information

Visitor Guides for information sheets and trail maps (includes some GeoPDF trail maps optimised for mobiles)

View information on current and planned closures to roads, trails and visitor sites

Before you go for safety information