Discover Hunting the right way with the GHAA

The Game Hunters Association of Australia Inc. is a hunting organisation that looks to bring hunters, land holders, government authorities and the public together to educate and assist with game, pest management and safe hunting. 

Our memberships are recognised by the QLD and NSW Police Services as an approved recreational hunting club for the purpose of licensing for firearms: QLD for Category A and B firearms (Approval Number 79000008-01) and NSW for licensing for Category A and B firearms (Approval Number 407745119). Our Membership fees, purchased in the multi-year form, are the cheapest rates you will find for these purposes.

GHAA is also recognised as an approved hunting organisation by NSW Department of Primary Industries for R Class Licenses for hunting in NSW state forests.

Applying for Membership

GHAA has three membership categories, with great discounts for longer memberships. We are inclusive and encourage families and juniors, from beginners to seasoned hunters.

Junior Membership (under 18 yrs.)

  • A Family Membership is for one or two adult parents & their children, under 18 years old, all living at the same address. It does not cover adult siblings or parent and adult children.
  • The GHAA Membership runs parallel with the financial year – no pro rata calculations. A new Membership in the January will have their Membership run till the end of June the next year, i.e. 18 months initial Membership. A new Membership in September with have their Membership run till the end of June the next year, i.e. 10 months initial Membership.
  • Membership for ‘reason to own’ purposes is valid & encouraged though those wishing to hunt our properties must undertake the Hunter Education Course.


Online Membership Application & Renewal

There is a two step process for joining or renewing your membership.

Step 1: Complete the form
The preferred online method with our square payment portal will ensure you receive a receipt and the payment information will be sent immediately to the membership officer to improve the processing time.

If paying for renewal, please enter your membership number in the notes to seller section in the square portal.

Step 2: Payment method
Depending on the payment option you chose after submitting the form, you will be given instructions on what to do to complete the membership payment.

You are also able to pay for the hunter education (please include membership number) and booking fees for properties (include membership number and property name on notes to seller section of payment.

Monthly Meetings

  • Except in January, meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month.
  • Meetings begin at 6:30pm and we have regular guest speakers, pizza nights & raffles – we aim to make our evenings informative, educational, and social.
  • Visitors and prospective Members are welcome to arrive before the meeting commences to meet some of our Members beforehand – use the contact us for further info if you wish to attend.
  • Zoom meetings are also in place for Members who don’t live on the Gold Coast.


New Member Hunter Education Course

All new members wishing to gain access to hunt game or feral pest animals on GHAA properties must first complete our Hunter Education Course. This course is mandatory for all new members regardless of their hunting experience.

Visit our Courses & Activities page for more information regarding the Hunter Education course.


Insurance included in your Membership Fees

  • The GHAA has in place a $20 million public liability coverage for hunting activities Australia wide.
  • Also Included is a $12000 insurance policy for your firearms, and associated gear, either at home or whilst in transit anywhere in Australia and for 21 days internationally .


Each month you will receive a newsletter by email with all the relevant information regarding events for the up and coming months. The newsletter is a great way to tell your hunting tale or even just to share some useful tips – the more member input, the better the newsletter!