Who we are

In its capacity as the peak representative body for the commercial industry, the Australian Wild Game Industry Council (AWGIC) unites the diverse wild game industry, encompassing various species, including six approved species of kangaroo and wallaby, as well as feral goat, boar, deer, rabbit and hares, game birds, and Brushtail possums.

The Council is dedicated to the promotion of high-quality and traceable meat and leather products, responsibly sourced from open-range environments where wild game thrives on the natural pastures and foliage of the Australian bush.

Drawing inspiration from the legacy of KIAA since its formation in 1970, AWGIC remains steadfast in its commitment to elevating the commercial industry to an international benchmark for sustainable and humane wildlife harvest.

Chair: Ray Borda
Executive Officer: Dennis King
Board members:
Don Church
Jeremy Hassall
Doug Jobson
David Packer
Micaela Topper
Dean Schiller

What we do

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.

What we stand for


A responsible and adaptable harvest that contributes to the conservation of kangaroos and all species, and makes intelligent use of a natural resource.


Prioritising animal welfare at every step based on the latest scientific evidence and making sure meat or skins do not end up in landfill.


A traceable harvest that ensures the highest animal welfare and food safety standards are upheld at each step of the process.


Contributing to employment, conservation and the supply of high-quality, responsibly sourced products.