NOTE: One day hunt per hunter per year!

11 March

The 2023 Woodhill Deer application form for the Winter Ballot Hunt will be available. Online only.

30 March

The 2023 Woodhill "Take-A-Kid Hunting" application form will be available. Online only.

25 April

Applications close for the winter ballot hunt. This hunt is held on Saturdays and Sundays from June to September. (Actual dates to be announced.)

3 May

Ballot of Applications.

6 May

Successful applicants will be notified by email of the date of their hunt, along with Registration Information shortly after the draw.

The list of successful applicants will be available on this website shortly after the draw.

Your immediate action:

Ballot acceptances and notification of up to two hunting companions.

If you are unable to hunt on the weekend of your ballot due to another commitment please notify us ASAP, with the return of your ballot acceptance. We may be able to arrange an alternate date.

Successful applicants will be required to pay $180/block - see Current news for explanation.

10 June

Winter hunting commences. Applicants will receive their permits up to two weeks prior to their hunting day. In some special cases hind permits may be issued to a specific individual in your party.

31 July

Applications close for the "Take A Kid Hunting" day. This is open to children aged 12 to 18 who are capable of safely handling and firing a centrefire rifle under licensed adult supervision. Once your child has been successful in this ballot they are ineligible to apply again.

NOTE: "Take A Kid Hunting" Applications are now directly submitted. You should not also mail these to us.

Early August

Ballot of "Take A Kid Hunting" day. Successful applicants will be notified in writing (email) of their successful application. The list of successful applicants will be available on this website shortly after.

17 September

Winter hunting season closes..

23 September

"Take A Kid Hunting" day.

1 October

All kill/sighting returns must be completed and returned. Failure to return the form will make you ineligible for the following season's hunt.


Woodhill Forest is primarily an Operational Production Forest. Please be aware that contact with forest operations is possible at any time, and that those operations take precedence over all other activities.