The Game Animal Council is a statutory body that represents the interests of the hunting sector and improves the management of hunting resources while contributing to positive conservation outcomes.


Vacancies on the Game Animal Council

The Minister of Conservation is seeking nominations to fill two vacancies on the Game Animal Council. Anyone can apply. Find out more about what is involved on the Game Animal Council website.

Appointments are made to ensure collective knowledge and experience relating to game animals, farming, forestry, kaitiakitanga, nature conservation, and scientific disciplines. Particular regard will be given to those with strong governance experience, financial literacy, and commercial acumen.

Appointments will take effect from 1 December 2021 and will be for a term of up to three years.

How to apply

Any person or organisation can make a nomination using the online form: Apply to be a Game Animal Council member

If you wish to apply via postal form, contact the Statutory Bodies Team:

Nominations close at 5 pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Note that background checks may be carried out on shortlisted candidates, including interviews, as appropriate. An external due diligence agency,, may be used for these checks.  

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