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GAME AND FERAL ANIMAL CONTROL ACT 2002

- As at 7 July 2017
- Act 64 of 2002

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects
   4.      Definitions
   5.      Game animals for the purposes of this Act
   6.      Application of other legislation
   6A.     Exemptions from certain offences under National Parks and Wildlife legislation
   6B.     Orders and notices under other legislation

   PART 2 - GAME AND PEST MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD

   7.      Constitution of Advisory Board
   8.      Membership and procedure of Advisory Board
   9.      Functions of Advisory Board
           10-13A. (Repealed)

   PART 3 - LICENSING AND CONTROL OF HUNTING FOR GAME ANIMALS

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   14.     Classes of game hunting licences
   15.     Authority conferred by different classes of game hunting licences

           Division 2 - Licensing of hunters of game animals

   16.     Licence required to hunt game animals
   17.     Exemptions from requirement for game hunting licence

           Division 3 - Control of hunting for game animals on public lands (restricted game hunting licences)

   18.     Hunting of game animals on public land
   19.     Special qualifications for restricted game hunting licence
   20.     Declaration of public lands available for hunting game
   20A.    Restrictions on declaration of national park estate land

           Division 4 - Provisions relating to game hunting licences

   21.     Grant of licences
   22.     Conditions of licences
   23.     Offence to contravene conditions of licence
   24.     Code of practice for licensed game hunters
   25.     Duration of licence
   26.     Fees for applications and licences
   27.     Offences relating to licences
   28.     Arrangements for granting licences
   29.     Suspension or cancellation of licences by Regulatory Authority
   30.     Suspension or cancellation of licences by court in connection with offence
   31.     Rights of review
   32.     Regulations relating to licences

   PART 3A - NATIVE GAME BIRD MANAGEMENT LICENCES

   32A.    Native game bird management licences
   32B.    Application of provisions relating to game hunting licences to native game bird management licences
   32C.    Consultation with the head of the Office of Environment and Heritage
   32D.    Quotas on killing native game birds
   32E.    Other requirements relating to native game birds
   32F.    Waterfowl identification test

   PART 4 - INVESTIGATIONS

           Division 1 - Appointment of inspectors

   33.     Appointment of inspectors
   34.     Police officers to be inspectors
   35.     Identification
   36.     Production of identification
   37.     Offence of impersonating an inspector

           Division 2 - Powers of inspectors

   38.     Definitions
   39.     Powers of entry
   40.     Use of force on entry
   41.     Entry to premises used for residential purposes
   42.     Search warrant
   43.     General powers available on entry
   44.     Power to detain and search vehicles or vessels
   45.     Power of seizure
   46.     Power of inspectors to obtain information, documents and evidence
   47.     Power of inspector to demand name and address and to demand game hunting licence
   48.     Provisions relating to requirements under this Division
   49.     Inspector may request assistance
   50.     Offences relating to inspectors
   50A.    Direction to leave or not to enter declared public hunting land
   51.     Care to be taken
   52.     Compensation

   PART 5 - MISCELLANEOUS

   53.     Crown not bound
   53A.    Delegation by Regulatory Authority
   53B.    Game and Pest Management Trust Fund
   54.     Native title rights and interests
   55.     Offence of releasing animals for the purpose of hunting
   55A.    Interfering with authorised hunting on declared public hunting land
   55B.    Requirements for commercial taxidermists
   56.     Summary proceedings for offences
   57.     Penalty notices
   58.     Evidentiary statements
   59.     Onus of proof concerning reasonable excuse
   60.     Regulations
   61.     Notes
   62.     (Repealed)
   63.     Savings, transitional and other provisions
   64.     Review of Act
           SCHEDULE 1
           Schedule 2 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 3
           SCHEDULE 3A
           SCHEDULE 4


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