Economic impact of hunting
Estimating the economic impact of hunting in Victoria in 2013
Research by the Victorian Government has found game hunting licence holders generated an economic impact (direct and indirect impacts of game and pest hunting) of $439 million in Victoria in 2013.
Government commissioned the study to obtain an accurate measure of the economic impact of hunting, which informs policy direction on hunting and game management.
The study measured expenditure on game and pest hunting by Victorian game licence holders using a survey, and was conducted by RM Consulting Group with EconSearch and DBM Consultants.