Vertebrate Pest Animal Control (VPAC) Genuine Reason

This genuine reason applies to a person who wishes to use firearms for the control or suppression of vertebrate pest animals as:

  • A professional contract shooter engaged or employed to control vertebrate pest animals on rural land, or
  • An authorised officer or employee of a prescribed Government Agency, or
  • A Primary Producer taking part in an Authorised Eradication Campaign run by or on behalf of a government agency or public authority to eradicate large feral animals or animals that are affected by brucellosis or tuberculosis.

For further information refer to:

  • FACT Sheet - Vertebrate Pest/Animal Control (VPAC) Genuine Reason (PDF)