About the Game Hunters Association of Australia
In 1997 several people met on the Gold Coast with the objective to form a social hunting club. In 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)
Game Hunters Association of Australia is 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)
Game Hunters Association of Australia is recognised by the QLD Police Service as an approved recreational hunting club for the purpose of licensing for Category A and B firearms and category M crossbows. ( Approval Number 79000008-01)
GHAA is approved by the NSW DPI 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. AHO number 11242
In the last 2 decades 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. We welcome guests to our monthly meetings and like to see all ages and genders at our events.
GHAA has a very board base of interests in the club from Trophy hunters to meat hunters and pest shooters who focus on assisting our landholder partners with their pest issues. Our members use everything from rifle and shotguns to Bows and crossbows to achieve their hunting goals. most of our members are equipped with 4WD vehicles and are able to be self sufficient while hunting
GHAA is now an affiliated member of Federation of Hunting Clubs a hunting club peak body based in NSW but lobbying and representing Hunting clubs nationally. We are proud to be a member of FoHC and look forward to interacting with our brother clubs.
Game Hunters Association of Australia Objectives
- To promote a greater interest in game and pest management and safe hunting.
- To train and upskill members about game, pest species and hunting
- To encourage members to organise hunting trips both in Australia and Overseas
- To encourage members to participate in wildlife, game, pest species and hunting trip photography.
- To raise funds to further the objectives of the club for the members benefit.
- 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.
Game Hunters of Australia Inc. Code of Ethics
- A member shall not breach, encourage or condone any violation of the wildlife regulations. A member shall make a reasonable effort to report any known violation of the regulations to relevant authorities at the earliest opportunity.
- A member has a duty to uphold the standards and reputation of the Game Hunters Association of Australia and the hunting fraternity.
- A member shall not use any alcohol, or any other drug or substance, to the extent that the use impairs the user physically or mentally while engaged in any club or hunting activities.
- A member shall make every effort possible to ensure the safety of all people, livestock, animals, property and buildings in their hunting area.
- There shall be full cooperation between members of the Game Hunters Association of Australia and other user groups within the same area.
- A member shall seek permission from the rightful owner prior to entering all private properties and respect their crops, property and equipment, leave gates as found.
- A member shall respect the landowner’s wishes, written, verbal or otherwise, at all times.
- A member shall report all suspicious activities to the landowner, on the property to which they have lawful and rightful access, at the earliest possibility.
- A member shall respect all species he/she is pursuing. A member shall make every reasonable attempt to locate and retrieve their quarry. This responsibility includes understanding the habits of the quarry as well as understanding their own limitations and that of their hunting equipment.