Hunting and fishing in State forests

A lifetime to explore

No better way to get away from it all than going fishing or hunting. From Lake Eildon to Rocklands Reservoir, Big River to the mighty Snowy River, there’s a lifetime of places to visit and enjoy the best of Victoria’s fishing and hunting across Victoria’s forests.

A recreational fishing licence is required to go fishing in any Victorian waters. You need a current game licence to hunt game species, such as deer, duck and quail. Read up on the licence requirements before you go.

  • Check out our 2 mapping products you can use to explore areas to hunt and fish:
    More To Explore app - Provides detailed maps and information on places to visit across Victoria, including detailed information on where you can hunt and you can download maps for use offline.
  • MapShareVic - an online (desktop) interactive mapping system, which hosts a number of different mapping layers for public land. The More To Explore layer within MapShareVic contains comprehensive information on game and pest animal hunting on public land in Victoria.

Fishing in Victoria

Cast away in still waters and see what bites. First-time angler or seasoned pro — fishing in Victoria’s many lakes, rivers and streams is an unforgettable experience.

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Hunting in Victoria

Learn how to effectively and responsibly hunt in Victoria’s state forests. From basic survival skills to hunting essentials, Game Management Authority’s online modules are a great tool to get started.

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