Welcome to the Game Hunters Association of Australia Inc. (GHAA)
Now entering its second decade of activity the Game Hunters Association of Australia Inc. (known also as GHAA) is continually growing with members coming from all walks of life, from many parts of Australia and even from overseas. The Game Hunters Association of Australia Inc can provide its members with a genuine and sustainable reason to use hunting firearms and bows. GHAA is approved as a “genuine hunting organisation” by the Qld Police Service enabling our members to apply for a firearms licence and be approved for hunting.
Members have access to several properties for the purpose of recreational deer hunting and we also have agreements in place with landowners regarding the control of game and feral animals.
In addition to a very comprehensive Game Hunters Association of Australia Handbook members also enjoy the benefits of a hard working and dedicated committee who continually strive to provide ethical hunting opportunities, education on safety and conservation strategies. Our branch teams work hard to provide interesting and entertaining monthly meetings crammed full of information provided by specialists, the topics of which can include the following;
• Hunting methods with the firearm, bow and camera
• Tactics, stalking and tracking skills
• Species identification and general trophy information
• Firearm safety courses, lawful use, skills training
• How to equip yourself for survival in the bush
• Why game and habitat management is important to an ethical hunter
• Regular reminders of the broader aspects of the Game Hunters Association Of Australia Code Of Ethics
GHAA is a cohesive group of law abiding like minded people wanting no more than to share our experiences so we can achieve what all ethical hunters enjoy in a well organised club. If you are interested in joining us look for more details on the membership page. Member form
If you are a “landowner” experiencing feral pest problems (deer, pigs, goats, fox, etc) please contact our property co-ordinator team. They will be only too pleased to demonstrate the benefits to you in dealing with a highly organised, adequately insured and ethical association of keen people with interests similar to yours.
In 1997 several people met on the Gold Coast with the objective to form a social hunting club. On the 6th April 1998 “The Game Hunters Association of Australia” was registered as an incorporated association under the Queensland Associations Incorporations Act 1981 Section 19 (Incorporation Number IA19212)
The 22nd April 1999 saw the Game Hunters Association of Australia recognised by the NSW Police Service as an approved recreational hunting club for the purpose of licensing for Category A and B firearms (Approval Number 407745119)
On the 18th November 2000 the first meeting of the Sunshine Coast sub branch was held and continues today along with the Gold Coast branch. New branches are being considered.
On the 13th March 2007 GHAA was approved by the Game Council of NSW as an approved hunting organisation thus qualified to train and accredit (with an “R class” licence) licensed hunters to hunt in NSW State Forests and Game Reserves under the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002.
In November 2009 GHAA was awarded with a unique Qld Licence, enabling members joining the club to apply for a firearms hunting licence.
In the last decade GHAA can be rightly proud of its achievements in bringing to a growing number of members an opportunity for social interaction and the skills necessary to play a meaningful part in outdoor activities within this wonderful country of ours.
Game Hunters Association of Australia Objectives
• To promote a greater interest in game management and safe game hunting.
• To encourage support for game and habitat conservation.
• To prepare, distribute information, and conduct courses of instruction to educate members in hunting, bushcraft, survival, ecology, care of equipment and preparation of trophies.
• To prepare material on game, game hunting and game management for distribution to members.
• To arrange for club meetings talks, demonstrations and videos/dvd’s about game hunting activities.
• To establish club premises and facilities for the exclusive use of club members and their visitors.
• To encourage members to participate in wildlife photography.
• To raise funds to further the objectives of the club for the members benefit.
• To affiliate and communicate with all ethical bodies formed in Australia and overseas concerned with game, game management and other related elements where appropriate.
• To encourage research on selected game species and to establish areas for management control of selected game species.
• To work in conjunction with private landholders, local, state and federal authorities and other bodies to bring about a better understanding between hunters and the people who control the land.
• To do all other things conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above objectives.