Australia's commercial wild game industry

All wild game species are protected by law in Australia. Their populations are constantly monitored and managed by state and territory governments to ensure their survival and preserve the biodiversity of the land.

Our mission includes advocating for evidence-based policies, strict regulation, and enforcement, and we continue to collaborate with various stakeholders for industry transparency while
safeguarding biodiversity and promoting positive animal welfare outcomes.

We place animal welfare at the forefront, with licensed and qualified harvesters adhering to a national code of practice.

Commercial harvesting undergoes independent monitoring at every step to maintain the highest standards, supported by mandatory licensing and tagging systems for traceability. In the absence of a commercial industry, conservation culling remains a necessity.

Our ethical practices ensure that species are harvested in sustainable numbers and utilised responsibly, contributing to both the economy and wildlife management.

Australia’s commercial kangaroo harvest is one of the most sustainable wild harvest operations in the world. The industry is only permitted to harvest six abundant species in sustainable numbers as determined by annual government quotas.

The commercial industry prioritises animal welfare and uses scientifically proven methods to harvest kangaroos humanely in their natural habitat. Commercial harvesting ensures no meat or skins end up in landfill.

The commercial industry complies with all the food safety and animal welfare standards of Australia and its export markets. The industry and harvested kangaroos undergo regular third-party inspections to ensure standards are upheld at every step.

The commercial industry creates thousands of jobs for regional and rural Australia including many Indigenous Australians, helps conserve the country’s natural ecosystem and supplies the world with high-quality, responsibly sourced products.

Facts and figures

We are invested in building knowledge and awareness around kangaroo ecology and behaviour, animal welfare, best-practice wildlife management and commercial harvesting.

Our library holds scientific research from reputable and qualified academic sources as well as articles, factsheets explainer videos and more, put together by the commercial kangaroo industry and other government, agricultural and conservation groups.