Magpie geese and waterfowl season dates

This page has the latest information on the 2018 waterfowl hunting season in the Northern Territory (NT).

If you have a permit you can hunt waterfowl for 13 weeks from 1 October 2018 until 2 January 2019.

Daily bag limit

During the declared season the limit for magpie geese is five birds per person, per day.

The daily bag limit for other listed waterfowl is 10 birds per person, per day.

The maximum allowable number of dead animals in a person's possession is as follows:

  • away from the person's place of residence is 15 magpie geese and 30 other listed birds
  • at the person's place of residence, the number is unlimited.

Hunting hours

Daily start and finish times will be decided after further consultation with hunters.

Animals under this permit

Scientific name Common name
Anseranas semipalmata Magpie goose
Anas superciliosa Pacific black duck
Anas gracilis Grey teal
Aythya australis Hardhead duck (also known as white-eyed duck)
Chenonetta jubata Maned duck (also known as wood duck)
Dendrocygna arcuata Wandering whistling duck (also known as water whistle duck)
Dendrocygna eytoni Plumed whistling duck (also known as grass whistle duck)
Malacorhynchus membranaceus Pink-eared duck

NT Hunting Mate app

You can download the NT Hunting Mate app to access waterfowl hunting rules and information on your phone.

An update to the app is coming later this year.

Last updated: 05 July 2018