SIFA welcomes the announcement that the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries will conduct the 2022 Recreational Hunting Economic Impact Survey.
The results of this survey will provide vital up-to-date insights on the contribution that recreational hunting activities provide to NSW economy.
Last conducted in 2017, the survey found that recreational hunting by NSW game hunting licence holders, contributed $119 million to the state’s economy whilst supporting 860 jobs.
In addition, the 207,000 non-game licence holders who hunted in NSW, contributed between $446 million and $1.37 billion to the state’s economy whilst supporting between 3,932 and 11,572 jobs.
This data also indicated that recreational hunting was now the 4th largest primary industry in NSW!
These insights are only made possible due to NSW facilitating a regulated hunting industry and will go a long way in demonstrating to other jurisdictions the value of embracing this industry.
SIFA has previously highlighted the importance of collecting and maintaining data relevant to our industry, so it is imperative that all stakeholders promote this initiative and ensure that everyone who hunts in NSW has the opportunity to take part.
The data collected is a crucial tool that SIFA can use as Australia’s shooting industry peak body, to promote and safeguard our industry, as well as foster growth and future opportunities for all industry participants.
The DPI have advised that all NSW game license holders will automatically receive an email from Action Market Research with a unique code and link to complete the survey.
If you are not a NSW game license holder but you hunt in NSW, you can (and should!) complete the survey using this link – https://actionsurveys.com.au/index.php/527996
The results of the 2017 Economic impact of recreational hunting in NSW report can be viewed on SIFA’s website publication section here.