AUTHOR: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Regulated hunting activities generate a range of social and economic benefits for NSW. In 2017–18, hunters spent an estimated $1.54 billion on hunting related activities and products. The total economic contribution to NSW was estimated to be in excess of $1.8 billion.
Expenditure by hunters supports many businesses, especially in regional NSW, including outdoor and camping products, specialist hunting stores and tourism related businesses (fuel, food and accommodation).